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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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Evolutionary Biology . Microbiology

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Cooperating bacteria isolate cheaters

December 09, 2015

Bacteria, which reciprocally exchange amino acids, stabilize their partnership on two-dimensional surfaces and limit the access of non-cooperating bacteria to the exchanged nutrients [more]

Cognitive Science . Linguistics

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We do have a grammar in our head

December 08, 2015

New research presents evidence for innate understanding of language rules

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Neurosciences

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Relative perception of the world

December 03, 2015

Optical illusions show how the fly brain processes contrast and motion information [more]

Plant Research

Toolkit for microbiota research

December 02, 2015

Researchers cultivate the majority of bacteria in the laboratory that colonize Arabidopsis plants in nature [more]

Cognitive Science . Computer Science . Mathematics

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Robots: the curiosity of the body

November 25, 2015

A new learning rule could help robots to acquire new movements and explain how people develop sensorimotor intelligence [more]

Neurosciences

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Understanding a missing link in how antidepressants work

November 24, 2015

Scientists discover a new way in which antidepressants work via the well-known stress protein FKBP51 [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]

Plant Research

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New insight into leaf shape diversity

November 23, 2015

Pleiotropy influences the genes shaping leaf diversity [more]

 
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