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2021-02-24

Neanderthal feces on fire illuminates gut microbiome features

KLI fellow Stephanie Schnorr writes about her latest paper in Communications Biology.

2021-02-04

Telling stories to make a difference: Anna Sundermann on Nachhaltigkeit Erzählen

We interviewed KLI fellow Anna Sundermann on the launch of a new book that investigates storytelling for sustainability communication.

2021-02-01

New book in Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology: How Molecular Forces and Rotating Planets Create Life

New book by Jan Spitzer reconceptualizes the origin of life on Earth.

2021-01-28

Pregnant females as historical individuals: an insight from the philosophy of evo-devo

Laura Nuño de la Rosa, Mihaela Pavlicev and Arantza Etxeberria propose a solution to the individuality of pregnancy.

2021-01-21

Scientists’ responsibility for global futures

In a perspective piece for AAAS's Science and Diplomacy, scientific director Guido Caniglia and coauthors call for a new convention for science diplomacy.

2021-01-19

Art-Science Performance: The Colony

Join us for a screening and discussion of the evo devo art science performance THE COLONY: 28 January 2021, 3.00 pm. To join the virtual event please register with Zoom.

2021-01-18

KLI fellow in The Economist! On making money from sewage in Kolkata

KLI alum Amitangshu Acharya and coauthor Sudipto Sanyal write about Kolkata's "Black Gold."

2021-01-18

New fellow at the KLI: Luis Alejandro Villanueva Hernández

Welcoming Alejandro back as a postdoc fellow!


2021-01-14

The Modern State and the Glass Ceiling for a Sustainability Transformation – a Systems Perspective

Daniel HAUSKNOST (Vienna University of Economics and Business), 21 January 2021, 3.00 pm. To join our colloquium please register with Zoom.

2021-01-11

Why the Future Needs More Transdisciplinary Research and Universities: Theories, Competences, and Cases from the Field

Gerald STEINER (Donau University Krems), 14 January 2021, 3.00 pm. To join our colloquium please register with Zoom.

2021-01-05

Josef Popper-Lynkeus, Otto Neurath, and the Other Austrian Economics: ontology, epistemology, facts, and values

KLI fellow and historian of economics Marco P. Vianna Franco investigates how resource flows and value-based judgements served as inputs to socially-inclusive economic plans

2020-12-21

A mini-symposium of fellows

Every few months, we enable new research collaborations with a specially-designed mini-symposium.

2020-12-18

The philosophical impact of cybernetics on Waddington’s processual epigenetics

KLI fellow Flavia Fabris argues that it was mainly Waddington’s cybernetics – rather than organicism – to lead the foundation for his subsequent novel scientific approach.

2020-12-18

Diversity lost: COVID-19 as a phenomenon of the total environment

When fellows in isolation joined forces to write together, we witnessed the birth of an unprecedented institution-wide collaboration

2020-12-10

Biological Theory at 15!

With its December issue, Biological Theory, the KLI's highly regarded journal, marks its 15th full year of publishing.

2020-12-10

Wolves might be able to recognize themselves through an “olfactory mirror”

KLI fellow Roberto Cazzolla Gatti and colleagues applied the sniff-test for self-recognition to captive grew wolves and found likely signs of self-recognition.

2020-12-07

Multi-isotopic and morphometric evidence for the migration of farmers leading up to the Inka conquest of the southern Andes

KLI fellow Lumila Paula Menéndez and colleagues show a migration pulse preceding the Inka expansion from a northern maize-farming population that would have been part of a widespread period of change in settlement patterns, population movements, and social identities.

2020-12-03

Investigation of the History and Philosophy of Cybernetics in Biology, Yields More Than Just a Theory of Machines

Flavia FABRIS (KLI), 10 December 2020, 3.00 pm. To join our colloquium please register with Zoom.

2020-12-03

COVID-19 und andere Pandemien entstehen durch negative menschliche Einflüsse auf die Diversität der gesamten Umwelt

Globaler Diversitätsverlust im biologischen, anthropologischen und geologischen Bereich begünstigt die Entstehung von Zoonosen, fanden KLI Forscher*innen heraus