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Why are people so bad at naming smells? A new study by the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics suggests that a special way of smelling is related to a hunter-gatherer lifestyle.
Max Planck researcher Anna Baumert investigates the psychological processes & mechanisms of civil courage
Salmonella enterica may be the possible culprit behind the 'cocoliztli' outbreak, a major sixteenth-century epidemic in Mexico.
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.
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.
The lamprey is a special case amongst vertebrates because it has no thymus gland. Max Planck scientist Thomas Böhm wants to know how the lamprey copes with bacteria and viruses.