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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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Behavioural Biology

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Female bonobos send mixed messages to males

June 30, 2016

Sexual swellings are unreliable signals of fertility in female bonobos [more]

Linguistics

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Watching the brain learn a foreign language

June 28, 2016

Scientists observe how the human brain memorizes a new grammar [more]

Chemistry . Quantum Physics

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Terahertz radiation: A useful source for food safety

June 17, 2016

A compact and low-cost emitter generates light across the entire terahertz spectrum [more]

Medicine . Plant Research

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New plant engineering method could help fill demand for crucial malaria drug

June 17, 2016

Novel methods could enable inexpensive mass production for drugs [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

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New equation reveals how other people's fortunes affect our happiness

June 16, 2016

A new equation shows how our happiness depends not only on what happens to us but also how this compares to other people [more]

Astrophysics

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Gravitational waves 2.0

June 15, 2016

Researchers observe a signal originating from two merging black holes of about 14 and 8 solar masses [more]

Neurosciences

New insights into neural computations in cerebral cortex

June 14, 2016

Study by Max Planck Florida scientists points to an active role for dendrites in cortical processing [more]

Microbiology

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Some bacteria love their foes

June 10, 2016

Bacteria probably formed symbioses with protists early in evolution [more]

 
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