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27.03.2015

Humans have always come in different shapes and sizes

The Turkana boy (Homo erectus), 1.5 million years old. The femur is often used for mathematical calculations of body size because it is the largest bone and carries much of the body’s weight. Photo: Jay Stock

Tübingen researchers show that even our earliest ancestors varied in build

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27.03.2015

Microbes use tiny magnets as batteries

The Fe(II)-oxidizing bacteria remove electrons from the magnetite battery (discharging, left) whereas the Fe(III)-reducing bacteria deposit electrons onto the magnetite battery (re-charging, right side).

Tübingen geomicrobiologists show that bacteria can use natural magnets found in soils and sediments as batteries

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24.03.2015

ERC Consolidator Grant for Thorsten Stafforst

Photo: Friedhelm Albrecht/University of Tübingen

€1.8m for research into artificial riboproteins

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