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History / Archeology - Research Management - 02.07.2024
Exceptional excavation season in Antikythera
A team of Swiss and Greek archaeologists has completed the fourth season of excavations on the wreck of Antikythera, uncovering part of the ship's hull. The 2024 expedition to the Antikythera wreck, carried out from 17 May to 20 June 2024, has led to a breakthrough in the 2021-2025 research program orchestrated by the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece (ESAG) and supervised by the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Astronomy / Space - Research Management - 10.06.2024
Galactic Bloodlines: Many Nearby Star Clusters Originate from Only Three 'Families'
Galactic Bloodlines: Many Nearby Star Clusters Originate from Only Three ’Families’
Supernova explosions from the formation history of these families also left traces on Earth An international team of astronomers led by the University of Vienna has deciphered the formation history of young star clusters, some of which we can see with the naked eye at night. The team, led by Cameren Swiggum and Joćo Alves from the University of Vienna and Robert Benjamin from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, reports that most nearby young star clusters belong to only three families, which originate from very massive star-forming regions.

Research Management - 09.05.2024
Can Wikipedia-like citations on YouTube curb misinformation?
While Google has long been synonymous with search, people are increasingly seeking information directly through video platforms such as YouTube. Videos can be dense with information: text, audio, and image after image. Yet each of these layers presents a potential source of error or deceit. And when people search for videos directly on a site like YouTube, sussing out which videos are credible sources can be tricky.

Innovation - Research Management - 15.04.2024
Research has lost none of its innovative drive
Research has lost none of its innovative drive
A high-profile study made headlines in 2023 stating that the scientific and innovation system is producing less and less completely new knowledge. Researchers at the University of Basel are now refuting this claim, at least for patents: It is based on a measurement error. The discovery of mRNA in the 1960s was groundbreaking.

Health - Research Management - 20.03.2024
Parasitic Worms and Liver Disease in Rural Laos
Parasitic Worms and Liver Disease in Rural Laos
A study published yesterday by Swiss TPH and partners in Lao PDR has revealed high rates of Steatotic Liver Disease in a rural region where liver fluke infections and diabetes are prevalent. Surprisingly, an infection with parasitic worms was inversely associated with the prevalence of Steatotic Liver Disease.

Astronomy / Space - Research Management - 06.03.2024
Astronomers spot oldest 'dead' galaxy yet observed
Astronomers spot oldest ’dead’ galaxy yet observed
A galaxy that suddenly stopped forming new stars more than 13 billion years ago has been observed by astronomers. Using the James Webb Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge have spotted a 'dead' galaxy when the universe was just 700 million years old, the oldest such galaxy ever observed.

Research Management - 06.02.2024
How do I make my research performance visible?
How do I make my research performance visible?
The visibility of your research is in your own hands. Michaela Zottler from the TU Graz library provides valuable tips. Why is the visibility of research performances important? The impact of research performance is primarily determined by the quality of the research, but also by whether and how research achievements and the researcher are perceived.

History / Archeology - Research Management - 26.01.2024
Researchers find previously unknown Nazi deportation photos in Dresden
Researchers find previously unknown Nazi deportation photos in Dresden
Unique photos from Wroclaw were taken secretly and at great risk by a persecuted Jew The international research network "#LastSeen. Images of Nazi Deportations" presents previously unknown photos of persecuted Jews during the Nazi era. The original photos, in which Breslau residents can be seen shortly before deportation, were recently found in the archives of the Saxon Association of Jewish Communities in Dresden and jointly researched.