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CRISPR/Cas9 - A biological revolution between almighty cure and nightmare

Even heralds of an ever accelerating scientific and technological progress are sometimes forced to follow with awe how fast results from basic scientific research every so often find their way into the developmental dynamics of our society. Just a year ago the biotechnical method bearing the difficult name “CRISPR/Cas9”, itself only three years old, was […]

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The measurement of gravitational waves - the beginning of a new era in astrophysics

December 13th 1888 was an historic day which we barely find in any history book. On this Thursday more than 125 years ago the physicist Heinrich Hertz submitted to the Berlin Academy of Sciences his research report entitled “On the emissions of electrical force” (original German title: “Über Strahlen elektrischer Kraft”) in which he described […]

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Lars Jaeger February 4, 2016 , 1

On the origins of the Enlightenment - Against the myth of the Christian Church

“Clash of civilizations” – in various appearances does Samuel Huntington’s 23 years old simplistic formula currently lives through a revival in the many commentaries on the latest frictions between the Western and Islamic (and sometimes Far Eastern) world. Specifically since the Near Eastern refugee crisis has made its arrival in Central and Western Europe, every […]

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