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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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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]

Neurosciences

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Decision-making in the fly brain

August 20, 2015

When food smells simultaneously appealing and repulsive, the learning centre aids decision-making [more]

Developmental Biology . Plant Research

Timing is everything – for plants too

August 18, 2015

Variation in leaf shapes within a plant species is caused by differences in how fast plants develop [more]

Behavioural Biology . Neurosciences

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Switching mouse neural stem cells to a primate-like behaviour

August 07, 2015

How mimicking the human expression of a single gene can increase neurogenesis in the developing mouse neocortex. [more]

Behavioural Biology . Ecology

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GPS transmitters can protect animals from poaching

August 07, 2015

The case of Cecil shows: with the help of satellite transmitter systems, researchers can determine the cause of death of animals almost in real time [more]

 
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