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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

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]

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]

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]

Behavioural Biology

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Baboons follow the majority

July 17, 2015

In a baboon group, any member can set the direction - not just the highest-ranking animal [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Mountain gorilla mamas sidestep having inbred offspring

May 20, 2015

Genetic study shows that dominant males never sire the offspring of their daughters [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Artificial night lighting causes birds to sing earlier

March 17, 2015

Light pollution influences the seasonal start of bird vocalisations [more]

Behavioural Biology . Evolutionary Biology

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Progeny of old parents have fewer offspring

March 09, 2015

Long-term study in house sparrows shows a transgenerational age effect [more]

 
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