A German-Chinese research team has discovered a wasp with a unique nest-building strategy in the forests of southeast China: The “bone-house wasp” shuts off its nest with a chamber full of dead ants in order to protect its offspring from enemies, as shown by Michael Staab and Prof. Dr. Alexandra-Maria Klein from the Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Freiburg as well as scientists from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing
Scientist of the MfN shot this special picture
One of the world`s oldest entomological journals Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift goes advanced open access with Pensoft
A dinosaur renamed
The Journals Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift and Zoosystematics and Evolution of the Berlin Museum für Naturkunde go for open access joining the family of Pensoft journals.
Data from computed tomography (CT) scans can be used with three-dimensional (3-D) printers to make accurate copies of fossilized bones, published online in the journal Radiology. Berlin researchers from the Museum für Naturkunde, the Department of Radiology at Charité Campus Mitte and the Technical University, studied the feasibility of using CT and 3-D printers to nondestructively separate fossilized bone from its surrounding sediment matrix and produce a 3-D print of the fossilized bone.
On January 1st, 2013, Dr. Jörg Fröbisch will accept a five-year professorship
Daily guided tours
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin will hosting the palaeontologist Prof. Paul Selden
Hunt for the rhinoceros horn poachers do not longer stop at museums