Category Archives: Research

Who Owned the Right of the First Night in Estonia?

The right of the first night, or the right of the local noble to deflower local peasant brides on their wedding night before their newlywed husbands, has never been a historic fact in Estonia and the rest of Europe. Continue reading

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Scientists, students, and companies interested in scientific cooperation will start working together

Last week, Delta Centre received its cornerstone. It will be built in the city centre of Tartu, next to the shore of Emajõgi river. Scientists, students, and companies interested in scientific cooperation will start working there. “In Estonia, Delta Centre … Continue reading

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Neuroscientist Jaan Aru: smart devices don’t make you better in your work

No one regrets in the last hour of their life “sorry that I didn’t respond faster to an e-mail”. But for some reason, people think that constantly checking e-mails on a smart device and answering them right away is something … Continue reading

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A moss thought to be extinct is resurrected in a University of Tartu laboratory

The University of Tartu scientists collected a peat sample from Lääne-Virumaal Äntu nature reserve, which grew sprouts of Meesia longiseta moss, previously thought to be extinct. Now Tartu has anecdotes comparing the resurrection of moss to the resurrection of mammoths. … Continue reading

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An important genetic test for pregnant women will soon be made in Estonia

Estonian researchers have developed an innovative method of medical genetics that will enable non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) to be carried out soon in Estonia. NIPT is like an insurance policy, providing reliable genetic testing about fetal chromosomal health already at … Continue reading

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Lynx videos – get familiar with Estonian animal of the year!

The Animal of the Year 2018 is the extremely beautiful Eurasian Lynx. Although quite widespread in Estonia, their presence remains largely unnoticed due to their low abundance and hidden lifestyle. Similar to other big predators the presence of the Lynx … Continue reading

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Doctoral Students’ Stories – Reasons to Undertake the Journey

This spring we brought you some stories from various (mostly financial) challenges doctoral students face every day. Despite all that, each year hundreds of young researchers both start and carry on with their doctoral studies. It is reasonable to ask … Continue reading

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