University of Vienna

University of Vienna

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Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien
History - Apr 13
Human childbirth is comparatively difficult because our babies' heads are large relative to our birth canals. This tight "fetopelvic" fit increases the risk of obstructed labor, which in turn has potentially dire outcomes for both mother and child. It has long been thought that bipedalism prevents further widening of the human pelvis.
Life Sciences - Apr 9
Life Sciences

A sulfosugar from green vegetables promotes the growth of important gut bacteria An international team of scientists led by microbiologists Alexander Loy from the University of Vienna and David Schleheck from the University of Konstanz has uncovered new metabolic capabilities of gut bacteria.

Life Sciences - Mar 25
Life Sciences

A comparison with chimpanzees provides surprising insights The pelvis is the part of the human skeleton with the largest differences between females and males.

Environment - Mar 19

International survey shows different perceptions in science and practice To minimize negative impacts of agriculture on biodiversity and related ecosystem services, "biodiversity-friendly" management is needed.

Environment - Mar 11

An international team of scientists with Fridgeir Grímsson from the University of Vienna has found a previously unknown fossil fly species in old lake sediments of the Messel Pit, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Germany.

Environment - Mar 26

Carbonized plants contain harmful free radicals Every year, an estimated four percent of the world's vegetated land surface burns, leaving more than 250 megatons of carbonized plants behind.

History - Mar 24

With a total length of up to 5.5m, the tiger shark is one of the largest predatory sharks known today.

Health - Mar 15

During pandemics, protective behaviors need to be motivated by effective communication. A critical factor in understanding a population's response to such a threat is the fear it elicits, since fear both contributes to motivating protective responses, but can also lead to panic-driven behaviors.

Computer Science - Mar 11
Computer Science

Artificial intelligence is part of our modern life by enabling machines to learn useful processes such as speech recognition and digital personal assistants.

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