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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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Microbiology . Physiology

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Gut bacteria affect ageing

April 18, 2017

The life expectancy of older fish is extended if their gut is colonized with the microorganisms of younger fish. [more]

Medicine

Better prediction for effectiveness of paroxetine

April 12, 2017

Researchers identify pathways in neural brain cells which are decisive in treatment response with antidepressant paroxetine [more]

Physiology

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Oestrogen receptor causes weight loss in male mice

April 12, 2017

The receptor increases energy consumption by muscle cells and prompts weight loss [more]

Cognitive Science

Mind wandering is more than just a fault in the system

April 12, 2017

In people who intentionally let their minds wander, two main brain cell networks broadly overlap [more]

Genetics . Physiology

Dieting causes epigenetic changes during ageing

April 11, 2017

In mice, dietary restrictions can lead to changes in lipid metabolism, thus increasing the animals' lifespans [more]

Neurosciences

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The more active the fly, the faster its brain works

April 03, 2017

Neurobiologists discover important characteristics of the motion detector in the fly brain [more]

Astronomy

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Portrait of a black hole

March 31, 2017

IRAM’s 30-metre dish is part of the Event Horizon Telescope which is looking into the centre of the Milky Way [more]

Genetics

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Valuable waste

March 29, 2017

An enzyme keeps the parasites of the genome in check and turns them into an evolutionary advantage [more]

 
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