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MaxSynBio - the Max Planck Research Network for Synthetic Biology - invites applications as Group Leaders for "MaxSynBio: Research Groups in Synthetic Biology". [more]

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Magnetic fields are ubiquitous in the literal sense: they exist around planets, traverse our Milky Way and distant galaxies, and are not only present in galactic gas, but can also be found in the suns that evolve from such gas. Magnetars, for example, neutron stars that are only about 20 kilometers in diameter, have the strongest magnetic fields in the universe. Max Planck researchers learn a lot about the nature of the heavenly bodies by studying the cosmic phenomenon.

Magnetic fields

Magnetic fields are ubiquitous in the literal sense: they exist around planets, traverse our Milky Way and distant galaxies, and are not only present in galactic gas, but can also be found in the suns that evolve from such gas. Magnetars, for example, neutron stars that are only about 20 kilometers in diameter, have the strongest magnetic fields in the universe. Max Planck researchers learn a lot about the nature of the heavenly bodies by studying the cosmic phenomenon. [more]

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How can research organizations protect their own scientists against aggressive and unfair practices of animal rights activists? This question has been on my mind and the minds of many other scientists in the Max Planck Society even before September of last year, when animal rights activists set their sights on the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.

This must not set a precedent

May 13, 2015

How can research organizations protect their own scientists against aggressive and unfair practices of animal rights activists? This question has been on my mind and the minds of many other scientists in the Max Planck Society even before September of last year, when animal rights activists set their sights on the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. [more]

Max Planck Society statement on the decision of Nikos Logothetis

May 01, 2015

Max Planck director Nikos Logothetis has informed the scientific community that, following the completion of his ongoing and previously approved research on primates, he will no longer work with primates but instead focus exclusively on rodents in the future. The Max Planck Society regrets this decision. [more]

MPG endorses Wellcome Trust statement

The MPG is one of the signatories of the Wellcome Trust Statement in support of the EU Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes. In the statement, 140 scientific organizations reaffirm the importance of animal research where alternative methods are not available. [more]

Area-wide transition to open access is possible

April 27, 2015

The Max Planck Digital Library has put forward a study on the transformation of the subscription-driven system for scientific publications to an Open Access model. For the first time, quantitative parameters are presented showing that the liberation of scholarly literature is possible at no extra costs. [more]
"Chimp &amp; See" is a new Citizen Science project launched by researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. On <a href="#__target_object_not_reachable">www.chimpandsee.org</a>, volunteers can help the primatologists to evaluate video sequences taken from camera traps in Africa by watching short clips - with a little luck, they will spot chimpanzees and other wild animals.

Participation sought: new citizen science project

April 21, 2015

"Chimp & See" is a new Citizen Science project launched by researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. On www.chimpandsee.org, volunteers can help the primatologists to evaluate video sequences taken from camera traps in Africa by watching short clips - with a little luck, they will spot chimpanzees and other wild animals. [more]
 
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