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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
“Global warming doesn’t stop when the emissions stop”
Thorsten Mauritsen from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology has worked out how much time we have left to reach the Paris climate goal more
<p>Gestures provide instant answers</p>
Hand movements and facial expressions are a crucial component of communication more
Unleashed magnetic power

Unleashed magnetic power

News August 22, 2017
The spots on the surface of our Sun bear witness to the activity in its interior more
Earth's climate engine

Earth's climate engine

News August 22, 2017
The star that sustains life on Earth has no influence on the current global temperature increase more
Kenya's 2017 election and its aftermath
After a fraught election, Kenya is teetering on the brink of a crisis which threatens to escalate. How could this happen? Is there any hope for reconciliation? An analysis by Elena Gadjanova of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen. more
The inconstant level of the sea
Sea level – the geographical reference point and indicator of climate change – is a surprisingly variable parameter more
The reverse side of the medal
Despite its prestige, the UNESCO world heritage title has some drawbacks more
Pompeii through the ages
Scientists from Fraunhofer and Max Planck institutes are studying the history of the restoration of Pompeii, which has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1997, and are developing innovative materials and processes for conserving the city’s ancient sites. more
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