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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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Medicine

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Tuberculosis research takes off

March 23, 2015

Scientists call for a global strategy for the development of new tuberculosis vaccines [more]

Cognitive Science . Social and Behavioural Sciences

Old age is getting younger

March 23, 2015

Older adults today show higher levels of cognitive functioning and well-being than older adults of the same age 20 years ago. This has been found in a collaborative study among several research institutions in Berlin. [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Protein is the clue to solving a Darwinian mystery

March 18, 2015

Bone collagen sequences prove that South American native ungulates are closely related to horses, rhinos and tapirs but not to elephants [more]

Astronomy

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How to recognize life on distant planets

March 18, 2015

Astronomers and biologists investigate the colour properties of 137 different microorganisms [more]

Ecology

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Leaf odor attracts Drosophila suzukii

March 18, 2015

Beta-cyclocitral is highly attractive to fruit crop pest [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Eavesdropping on the forest to monitor wildlife

March 18, 2015

Researchers develop a novel passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) method for the automated detection of chimpanzees and two monkey species [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]

Medicine

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Nature’s pharmacy – plant-based active substance kills renal cancer cells

March 17, 2015

Extracted from the Phyllanthus engleri tree, englerin A kills the cancer cells by increasing their calcium concentration [more]

 
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