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16.12.2014

Ice Age hunters decimated mammoth populations 30,000 years ago

The Mammoth of Vogelherd Cave (found 2006): The latest research suggests that humans hunted mammoths to the point of extinction in western Europe 30,000 years ago. Photo: J. Lipták, copyright Universität Tübingen

Tübingen researchers show climate and food supplies were stable – humans caused big herbivores to die out

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11.12.2014

DFG backs new Tübingen humanities research center

Professor Gerhard Jäger, Professor Katerina Harvati. Photos: Friedhelm Albrecht/University of Tübingen

€2.7m for interdisciplinary research into early mankind, studying words, bones, genes, and tools from 30,000 to 3,000 years ago.

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08.12.2014

The retina changes its „language“ with changing brightness

When an image falls onto the retina, information is converted into neural activity and transmitted to the brain. A new study shows that this activity pattern changes whenever the brightness of the environment is changing – the language of the retina is far more complex than previously thought. Image: Thomas Münch/University Tübingen

A study at the University of Tübingen highlights the intricate nature of visual responses – findings may help to improve digital cameras as well as visual prosthetics

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