Chimpanzees fill another’s knowledge gap
Researchers show that vocalizing in chimpanzees is influenced by social cognitive processes more
“Mental training to become a tolerant global citizen”
Tania Singer, director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognition and Brain Sciences, talks about mental empathy exercises, our inner judge and prospects for peaceful coexistence more
Eye to eye with the Neanderthal
Scientists are reconstructing the relationship between modern humans and Neanderthals more
Source of life

Source of life

May 22, 2017
Eugene W. Myers never attended a biology course. Despite this fact, he has made a career for himself in this field, and in developing a computer program, made a major contribution to decoding the human genome. He recently was appointed as Director at the the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, and the Klaus-Tschira Chair of the Systems Biology Center in Dresden. more
Plastics: not simply garbage
Plastics are accumulating in increasingly large quantities in the oceans but are difficult to replace due to the advantages they offer more
The curse of durability
Can microorganisms help combat the vast amounts of plastic being disposed of in the sea? more
From invention to innovation
Yearbook report 2017 of Max Planck Innovation, the MPG's tech transfer office more
'It’s a miracle that there are still chimpanzees at all'
Interview with primate researcher Christophe Boesch who has been researching chimpanzees in the Ivory Coast for over 35 years. more
Emmanuelle Charpentier
For Emmanuelle Charpentier, deciphering the functioning of an enzyme previously known only to experts was a life-changing moment more
“We still know far too little about bird flu”
Wolfgang Fiedler, an ornithologist at the Radolfzell Ornithological Station, pleads for more research leading to a better understanding of transmission paths more
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