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MaxPlanckApp

You can now also receive research news from the Max Planck Institutes via an app available from the iTunes store or directly here as an Android version.

MaxPlanckApp

You can now also receive research news from the Max Planck Institutes via an app available from the iTunes store or directly here as an Android version. [more]

Magazine

On a clear night, the starry sky appears calm and peaceful. In reality, however, all hell breaks loose in the heavens: stars absorb matter from other stars, suns explode and black holes greedily devour gas and dust. In short, there are a lot of extreme places in the universe – and they hold particular appeal for researchers. Max Planck astronomers investigate supernovas, study the properties of black holes and conduct research on what causes particles to accelerate.

Extreme Space

On a clear night, the starry sky appears calm and peaceful. In reality, however, all hell breaks loose in the heavens: stars absorb matter from other stars, suns explode and black holes greedily devour gas and dust. In short, there are a lot of extreme places in the universe – and they hold particular appeal for researchers. Max Planck astronomers investigate supernovas, study the properties of black holes and conduct research on what causes particles to accelerate.
Language is the most important form of communication. But how has this instrument evolved in the course of evolution? And what is happening in our brains when we are having a conversation with someone? Language proves to be extraordinarily complex. And as our articles show, the topic is not only interesting for classical linguists and computer scientists, but also for psychologists and behavioural scientists.

Language

Language is the most important form of communication. But how has this instrument evolved in the course of evolution? And what is happening in our brains when we are having a conversation with someone? Language proves to be extraordinarily complex. And as our articles show, the topic is not only interesting for classical linguists and computer scientists, but also for psychologists and behavioural scientists. [more]

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Neurosciences

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The formation of folds on the surface of the brain

May 04, 2017

Adhesion of migrating neurons influences the folding of the cerebral cortex [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Warfare may explain differences in social structures in chimpanzees and bonobos

May 03, 2017

Researchers found that chimpanzees associate more with partners of the same sex while bonobos of either sex associate preferentially with females [more]

Cognitive Science

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Students on the same brainwave

April 28, 2017

Measuring of brain waves sheds light on social dynamics during class [more]

Microbiology . Plant Research

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Symbiotic bacteria: from hitchhiker to beetle bodyguard

April 28, 2017

Bacterial symbionts transition between plant pathogenicity and insect defensive mutualism [more]

Astronomy

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Shedding light on the cosmic web

April 27, 2017

Astronomers use the light of double quasars to measure the structure of the universe [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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DNA from extinct humans discovered in cave sediments

April 27, 2017

Researchers have developed a new method to retrieve hominin DNA from cave sediments – even in the absence of skeletal remains [more]

Ecology

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Bergamotene—alluring and lethal for Manduca sexta

April 24, 2017

The volatile compound bergamotene increases the moths’ pollination success and protects tobacco leaves against their voracious offspring [more]

Medicine

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Cancer diagnosis with a breath test

April 18, 2017

A new test for the early detection of lung cancer measures tiny changes in the composition of the breath [more]

 
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