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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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Genetics

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Duality in the human genome

November 27, 2014

Human genomes are extraordinarily individual - a challenge for personalised medicine

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Evolutionary Biology . Neurosciences

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Brain folding

November 25, 2014

Programmes that control the production of neurons during brain development determine how the brain folds [more]

Astronomy . Astrophysics

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Gas cloud in the galactic centre

November 25, 2014

Max Planck researchers discover that two clouds belong to the same complex [more]

Climate Research . Ecology

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Not enough land in sight!

November 21, 2014

If we would like to meet our future requirements in terms of arable land while also protecting the climate, land management will become increasingly important [more]

Medicine . Neurosciences

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Dopamine leaves its mark in brain scans

November 20, 2014

BOLD signals in functional magnetic resonance imaging do not always reflect what nerve cells are doing [more]

Developmental Biology . Immunobiology

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Plant immunity comes at a price

November 20, 2014

An overzealous immune system can be deadly [more]

Neurosciences

Clock for brain waves

November 19, 2014

Inhibitory neurons and electrical synapses determine the frequency of rhythmic activity in the brain [more]

Infection Biology . Medicine

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Chlamydia knock out the body’s own cancer defence

November 14, 2014

By breaking down the cancer-suppressing protein p53, Chlamydia prevent programmed cell death and thereby favour the process of cancer development [more]

 
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