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MaxPlanckApp

You can now also receive research news from the Max Planck Institutes via an app available from the iTunes store or directly here as an Android version.

MaxPlanckApp

You can now also receive research news from the Max Planck Institutes via an app available from the iTunes store or directly here as an Android version. [more]

Magazine

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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Orang-utan females prefer cheek-padded males

September 01, 2015

Dominant, cheek-padded orang-utan males are significantly more successful at fathering offspring – except in times of rank instability [more]

Medicine . Quantum Physics

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X-ray source for minute details

August 31, 2015

A laser-driven X-ray source makes it possible to produce very high-resolution images of tissues such as tumours [more]

Complex Systems . Cultural Studies

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Fractals set the tone

August 27, 2015

Self-similar patterns occur in the rhythm and the variation of loudness in a drummer’s playing [more]

Astronomy

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Ceres close up

August 27, 2015

Just arrived in a new orbit: from an altitude of only 1470 kilometres, the Dawn space probe is now gazing at the dwarf planet Ceres. [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Song learning in a time lapse

August 26, 2015

Late-hatched canaries learn their songs as well as early-hatched birds [more]

Genetics . Medicine

Holocaust survivors pass on trauma to their children’s genes

August 25, 2015

Pre-conception trauma results in transmission of epigenetic changes from the exposed parents to their children [more]

Ecology . Microbiology . Plant Research

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Community of soil bacteria saves plants from root rot

August 25, 2015

Without a protective mix of root bacteria, wild tobacco plants lose the fight against sudden wilt disease [more]

Behavioural Biology . Ecology

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Chimpanzees coping with forest loss

August 25, 2015

A genetic survey finds an unexpectedly large population of chimpanzees in forest fragments [more]

 
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