Scientific highlights 2021

Many publications by Max Planck scientists in 2021 were of great social relevance or met with a great media response. We have selected 12 articles to present you with an overview of some noteworthy research of the year

The theory of general relativity passes a range of precise tests set by pair of extreme stars more
A new study in the journal Nature traces the common ancestry and primary dispersals of Transeurasian languages back to the first farmers moving across Northeast Asia in the Early Neolithic more
A detailed study shows the maximum risks of being infected by the coronavirus for different scenarios with and without masks more
Biggest declines seen in Russia and the US more
A study provides the first objective evidence that mental training reduces physical signs of long periods of stress more
Sediment cores indicate more heavy rain events in warm periods and less climate variability in cold periods more
Göttingen researchers have developed mini-antibodies that efficiently block the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and its dangerous new variants. more
A distant planet is surrounded by material from which at least one satellite could form more
Sediment DNA tracks 300,000 years of hominin and animal presence at Denisova Cave more
The pesticide damages the microorganisms necessary for the formation of the exoskeleton of the saw-toothed grain beetle more
A detector detects photons transporting qubits without destroying the quantum information more
Max Planck researchers and their collaborators reveal transformation of colon organoids in vitro more

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