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Social and Behavioural Sciences


Children, work and consumption: why demographics and political economy are inseparable

March 10, 2015

Births and birth rates are normally subjects for family sociology or demographics. So what are they doing in a research programme on the political economy of modern capitalism? [more]

Climate Research . Earth Sciences


No blank cheques

February 17, 2015

Ten years ago, on 16 February 2005, the Kyoto Protocol came into force. [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences


"Life is longer without the Wall"

November 09, 2014

Interview with sociologist Tobias Vogt from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research [more]

Climate Research . Computer Science . Microbiology


A day in the life of the oceans

June 20, 2014

The sea is teeming with microorganisms. But the communities they form are highly diverse, and still underexplored. [more]



Interview with Erin Schuman and Gilles Laurent

May 27, 2014

Erin Schuman and Gilles Laurent about cooperation and the advancement of women at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences


Interview with Chinese student Yuan Luo

May 15, 2014

"You have to be open-minded" [more]

Computer Science


Careers in China

May 13, 2014

Interview with Axel Mosig [more]

Climate Research . Earth Sciences . Ecology


“I doubt that we will meet the two-degree target”

April 17, 2014

Interview with Max Planck director Jochem Marotzke on the IPCC report. [more]

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