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Are Conflicts in the 21st Century Mainly Identity-based?
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(Latest Thinking), 17 mins
The 20th Century has been marked by a return to ethnic and religious affiliations and identifications which continue to be in the foreground of political discourse. The rise of religious groups is represented by the media as a turbulent phenomenon, which spikes new conflicts globally. These representations of coll...
(Latest Thinking), 17 mins
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Are Europeans Today Genetically Different from Their Ancestors?
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(Latest Thinking), 15 mins
Different ethnic groups have shaped the genetic makeup of today’s Europeans. Through migration from various regions of the world, the genetic material of humans who first arrived in Europe forty thousand years ago has seen drastic changes over the last ten thousand years. By analyzing D.N.A extracted from ancien...
(Latest Thinking), 15 mins
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Are There Different Types of Beauty?
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(Latest Thinking), 10 mins
Are there different types of beauty? In this video, WINFRIED MENNINGHAUS investigates the meanings of and values inherent in four categories of subject appeal, namely beauty, elegance, grace, and sexiness. Adopting a bottom-up approach which foregrounds individual beliefs over theoretical assumptions, Menninghaus...
(Latest Thinking), 10 mins
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Are There Forms of Media Representation of Extreme Crises that Avoid Commodification and Spectacle?
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(Latest Thinking), 10 mins
In the face of extreme crises, such as natural disasters or national catastrophes, media representation frequently tends to be voyeuristic and to transform these events into spectacles. Considering this tendency, CHRISTIANE BROSIUS investigated whether there are forms of representation that allow to be close to pe...
(Latest Thinking), 10 mins
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Can a Single Model Explain Different Functions of the Human Brain?
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(Latest Thinking), 8 mins
The human brain has many functions; for instance, it allows people to focus on particular objects and ignore others, or to remember events in the past. TATJANA TCHUMATCHENKO uses mathematical equations in order to understand how our brain achieves this. Previous research in this area has developed models that expl...
(Latest Thinking), 8 mins
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Can Autism Be Explained by Biological Causes and Hence Be Treated Medically?
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(Latest Thinking), 9 mins
Autism spectrum disorders are largely of genetic origin, and 5-10% of cases are currently known to be caused by a single gene mutation. Understanding the consequences of these mutations in detail can open the way for medical treatment. The study presented in this video focused on how a frequent mutation seen in pa...
(Latest Thinking), 9 mins
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Can Biosignatures Be Used to Develop a Reliable, Fast and Low-Cost Test for Tuberculosis?
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(Latest Thinking), 8 mins
Tuberculosis is still a major health issue and the number one killer of all contagious diseases. But while more than 2 billion people are infected with the tuberculosis agent, only 10% develop an active disease. Current diagnostic tests cannot distinguish between infected people and people with active tuberculosis...
(Latest Thinking), 8 mins
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Can General Relativity Explain the Properties of Gravity on Very Large Scales?
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(Latest Thinking), 8 mins
Gravity is the decisive force driving the formation and evolution of cosmic structures. BJÖRN MALTE SCHÄFER is interested in the properties of gravity on very large scales as well as in very specific questions concerning structure formation, such as how galaxies acquire their angular momentum, how they start rot...
(Latest Thinking), 8 mins
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Can Moral Suasion Effectively Induce Compliance with the Law?
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(Latest Thinking), 9 mins
In the large-scale natural field experiment presented in this video different treatments to induce compliance with the law were tested: Potential evaders of TV license fees in Austria received different mailings – one presenting the prospects of financial and legal consequences, one appealing to morals and one c...
(Latest Thinking), 9 mins
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Can Multiple Platforms Profitably Co-Exist in Digital Markets?
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(Latest Thinking), 12 mins
In the internet age, digital platforms are providing increasingly important settings for buyers and sellers to interact. In this video, MARTIN PEITZ investigates why some markets tend to be dominated by single platforms (e.g. Google for internet search) while others (e.g. hotel booking) allow multiple platforms to...
(Latest Thinking), 12 mins
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