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MaxPlanckApp

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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. [more]

Magazine

Virtually all organisms and living beings have to submit themselves to the natural aging process. But how does this process work? The Max Planck researchers whose work we report investigate fish or a freshwater polyp which have almost attained immortality. And they grapple with the social consequences of age in humans - when it comes to retirement after an active working life.

Aging

Virtually all organisms and living beings have to submit themselves to the natural aging process. But how does this process work? The Max Planck researchers whose work we report investigate fish or a freshwater polyp which have almost attained immortality. And they grapple with the social consequences of age in humans - when it comes to retirement after an active working life. [more]
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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Fleeting fruit in a tropical forest

January 21, 2016

To find energy-rich food, like tropical ripe fruit, is a challenge for chimpanzees [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Chimp friendships are based on trust

January 14, 2016

Max Planck researchers found that our closest relatives, too, trust their friends [more]

Behavioural Biology

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No silent night

January 04, 2016

Bats adapt their echolocation calls to noise

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Behavioural Biology . Physiology

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Lost the beat

December 29, 2015

Mice suffer from a decrease in biological fitness if their internal clock is mixed up [more]

Behavioural Biology . Neurosciences

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Their enemy's sex pheromone helps flies protect their offspring

December 17, 2015

Female Drosophila flies avoid oviposition sites that smell of parasitic wasps. This increases the survival rate of their larvae. [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Following their noses to Lake Victoria – seagulls use smells to navigate

November 24, 2015

Without their sense of smell, lesser black-backed gulls are unable to compensate for deviations from their natural migratory corridor [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Are females glamorous because males are?

November 04, 2015

Explaining variation in plumage colour of male and female birds [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Gone with the wind

October 20, 2015

Migratory birds need less time to travel longer routes when they optimize for wind support. [more]

 
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