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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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Evolutionary Biology . Structural Biology

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A vocabulary of ancient peptides

December 23, 2015

Max Planck scientists identify fragments of proteins that already existed billions of years ago [more]

Chemistry

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Femtochemistry: Atomic ballet in slow motion

December 21, 2015

Short electron pulses make it possible to observe a structural change in a complex molecule as if watching a film [more]

Genetics . Physiology

Lifetime stress accelerates epigenetic aging

December 21, 2015

Cumulative exposure to stress hormones affects the regulation of genes associated with aging and age-related diseases [more]

Neurosciences

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Understanding social impairments in autism

December 18, 2015

Scientists explain social impairments across the autistic spectrum using computational modelling

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Astronomy . Astrophysics

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Dispatches from the middle ages of the universe

December 17, 2015

MAGIC telescopes measure gamma radiation from a remote galaxy [more]

Behavioural Biology . Neurosciences

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Their enemy's sex pheromone helps flies protect their offspring

December 17, 2015

Female Drosophila flies avoid oviposition sites that smell of parasitic wasps. This increases the survival rate of their larvae. [more]

Cell Biology . Medicine

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Gene variation promotes uncontrolled cell division

December 17, 2015

A common mutation creates a binding site on a receptor for growth factors and thereby accelerates tumor growth. [more]

Genetics

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Observing evolution in real time

December 17, 2015

Scientists analyze the dynamics of HI-virus adaptation [more]

 
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