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Earth is a perfect ecosystem and the best place for life which we know in the universe. The complex interaction between the elements earth, water and air – land masses, oceans, and atmosphere – is finely balanced and functions smoothly. But this fragile interplay can easily go wrong. Researchers are gradually puzzling out the factors throwing our intertwined earth out of balance.

Geosciences: The intertwined Earth

Earth is a perfect ecosystem and the best place for life which we know in the universe. The complex interaction between the elements earth, water and air – land masses, oceans, and atmosphere – is finely balanced and functions smoothly. But this fragile interplay can easily go wrong. Researchers are gradually puzzling out the factors throwing our intertwined earth out of balance. [more]

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Linguistics

Family ties in the language jungle

April 16, 2014

Max Planck researchers reveal relationships between rare languages in the Colombian Amazon [more]

Neurosciences

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Synapses – stability in transformation

April 16, 2014

Synapses remain stable if their components grow in coordination with each other [more]

Cell Biology . Neurosciences

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How vision makes sure that little fish do not get carried away

April 16, 2014

Newly discovered types of neurons in the animals’ brain help to compensate for self-motion [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

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High disease load reduces mortality of children

April 16, 2014

Children who have been conceived during a severe epidemic are more resistant against other pathogens later in life. This has been proved by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. [more]

Infection Biology . Microbiology

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Life-style determines gut microbes

April 15, 2014

An international team of researchers has for the first time deciphered the intestinal bacteria of present-day hunter-gatherers [more]

Ecology . Microbiology

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Faithful allies since the Cretaceous

April 14, 2014

Symbiosis between beewolves and their protective bacteria originated millions of years ago [more]

Jurisprudence

Problems of the patent system are home-made

April 14, 2014

Experts published a declaration according to 20 years TRIPS agreement [more]

Astronomy

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Recipe for star formation

April 10, 2014

Researchers develop a model to reconstruct spatial structure of molecule clouds [more]

 
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