Human foragers of both sexes use the sun for finding direction from a very young age
An ancient population of Arctic hunter-gatherers, known as Paleo-Eskimos, made a significant genetic contribution to populations living in Arctic North America today
July 29, 2019
117 research facilities appeal to the newly elected bodies to remove obstacles for breeding new plant varieties
July 22, 2019
The Max Planck Society mourns the death of an exceptional scientist and wonderful human being
July 18, 2019
Many billions of hoverflies commute every year between Great Britain and the European mainland
The Max Planck Society and the Max Planck Institutes are seeking nominations for Max Planck Director positions. Application deadline is 28th October 2019
Talented German and foreign junior scientists are offered the opportunity to earn a doctorate under excellent research conditions
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Traumatic experiences arising from flight from war zones can lead to distressing symptoms, which impair everyday life.
The lamprey has no thymus gland. Max Planck scientist Thomas Böhm wants to know how it copes with bacteria and viruses.
In principle, almost any encryption key can be broken - all you need is the right computing power. The situation is different, however, with quantum cryptography. Gerd Leuchs is researching this encryption technology of the future.
Researchers understand Earth’s climate system very accurately by now. For a long time, however, an important piece of the puzzle remained very elusive - the role played by vegetation and soils.
Interfaces of matter and life are the focus of the new Max Planck Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology. Prof. Imre Berger from Bristol University explains the topic.