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These are the stories that were moving and shaking this week at our European partner site, ScienceBlogs.de: Biodiversity Issues Thousands of experts on biodiversity from 191 countries are spending May 19-30 in Bonn, Germany, at the ninth meeting of the signatories to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Convention is a U.N. treaty that was…

Germany had bank holidays this week, but the bloggers at our European partner site, ScienceBlogs.de, still had time to write about these stories: Germany: How Green? Germany is often seen as an environmental pioneer. Tell a German about the American trend of going shopping with a re-usable bag instead of getting plastic at the store,…

It’s the pithiest headlines of the past week at our European partner site, ScienceBlogs.de! Friedrich Schiller’s Skull Still at Large A two-year investigation to determine which of two skulls belonged to the celebrated German poet Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) has found that neither is a match. This prolonging of a 180-year-old mystery doesn’t thrill Ludmila Carone:…

These top stories rounded out the month of April at our European partner site, ScienceBlogs.de. This will also be the last installment of the weekly update prepared and translated by ScienceBlogs.de assistant Anwen Roberts. She’ll be greatly missed. Look for a slightly different format and feel starting next week. Dynamic Science Blogs Benedikt Köhler of…

Spring has sprung, and so have these stories on our European partner site, ScienceBlogs.de: Nobelist Eric Kandel: “Psychoanalysis needs to move on.” Scienceblogs.de Managing Editor Beatrice Lugger and Klaus Korak from JoVe.com spoke to Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel in Frankfurt. Psychology today still relies on Freud, Kandel says, but should learn to take advantage…

A forgotten Soviet spaceship finds a permanent home in a German museum, Researchblogging.org opens a European branch, portraits of Nobel Laureates come to ScienceBlogs.de, and a blogger reasons about the causes for soaring global food prices. It’s this week’s top stories from our partner site, ScienceBlogs.de: Final Home for a Space Shuttle The Speyer Museum…

What’s buzzing this week in science and science-blog news in Europe? Wonder no more: it’s this week’s top stories from our partner site, ScienceBlogs.de: Bovine New World? A team of scientists from Newcastle, England has succeeded in creating hybrid embryos from bovine ova and human nuclei from skin cells (something PZ Myers at scienceblogs.com has…

It’s this week’s top stories from our partner site, ScienceBlogs.de: German Communications Prof Observes U.S. Elections Miriam Meckel, Professor for Media and Communications Management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, is touring the States on an Eisenhower Fellowship and sharing her insights into U.S. political campaigning on ScienceBlogs.de, on a guest blog called…

These stories made headlines during the past week at our European partner site, ScienceBlogs.de. GM Potato Goes to German Bundestag Tobias Meier, who has posted before at his blog WeiterGen about his concerns regarding the EU procedures for authorizing genetically modified food, is amused to find that the German Parliament’s FDP (Free Democratic Party) faction…

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Affirmative action for women professors, inaccurate science at the movies, education and privilege, and a YouTube vid not for the weak of stomach: it’s this week’s postcard from Europe. Women-Only Science The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research is opting for more female scientists. Two hundred women-only professorships are to be created, says Minister…