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Light is the elixir of life, inspiration for artists and an indispensable tool in science and technology. Reason enough for UNESCO to proclaim 2015 as the International Year of Light. And a good opportunity to dedicate the focus of our magazine to this topic: discover how Max Planck scientists work with optical tweezers, film the movements of electrons, or analyse the painting by Caravaggio.

Light

Light is the elixir of life, inspiration for artists and an indispensable tool in science and technology. Reason enough for UNESCO to proclaim 2015 as the International Year of Light. And a good opportunity to dedicate the focus of our magazine to this topic: discover how Max Planck scientists work with optical tweezers, film the movements of electrons, or analyse the painting by Caravaggio. [more]

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Behavioural Biology

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Bats have both a magnete and a sun compass

December 15, 2010

On their foraging trips at night bats navigate with the earth's magnetic field and the sunset [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Ants employ odors for orientation

December 01, 2010

The desert ant Cataglyphis recognizes odor maps with its antennae and makes its way home even in the most monotonous landscapes [more]

Behavioural Biology . Neurosciences

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The singing of zebra finches

June 01, 2010

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen measure the electrical signals employed by the neurons of the brain to control singing [more]

Behavioural Biology . Cognitive Science

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Dogs can read thoughts

March 01, 2010

Dogs recognize humans as individuals having their own perceptions and feelings [more]

 
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