Mental Fitness Improved by Multilingualism?

Learning a second language increases your brain volume. As part of the 1000BRAINS study, scientists from Jülich, Düsseldorf, and Aachen investigated how the relevant brain regions change during the course of aging. The results were published in the renowned journal Neurobiology of Aging and may explain why multilinguals often stay mentally fit for longer.

25 Years of Ozone Warnings: Record Highs Are Rare Today

Exactly 25 years ago today, on 26 July 1994, the temperatures and ozone levels were high. It was the day when the federal government in Hessen issued the first ozone alert in Germany. In the following interview, Dr. Franz Rohrer and Dr. Dieter Klemp from Jülich’s Institute of Energy and Climate Research explain why the record highs from back then seldom occur today.

Happy Birthday HALO!

Faster, higher, further - the research aircraft HALO has been opening up new perspectives in atmospheric research for the past 10 years. In more than 2000 flying hours and numerous missions, it was able to prove its special strengths. HALO can rise over 15 kilometers and has a range of 8000 kilometers. Researchers were already flying over the Arctic Ocean or across the Antarctic with the aircraft.

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Drifting Interstellar Worlds Could be the Seeds of New Planets

Interstellar objects the size of skyscrapers such as ʻOumuamua, discovered two years ago, could help new star systems to quickly form planets. This is the result of a recent study by the Jülich Supercomputing Centre together with Queen’s University Belfast. Myriads of such asteroids are likely drifting through our Milky Way.