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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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Developmental Biology

Handedness arises from genes in the spinal cords of embryos

February 09, 2017

Early left-right differences in the spinal cord may trigger the eventual dominance of the left hemisphere for language functions in most adults [more]

Medicine

New biomarkers for bowel cancer treatment

February 09, 2017

Scientists can predict in the lab whether a drug will be effective for individual colorectal tumours [more]

Astronomy

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Full braking at Alpha Centauri

February 01, 2017

Space travel visionaries solve the problem of interstellar slowdown at our stellar neighbour [more]

Ecology

Genetically modified insects could disrupt international food trade

January 31, 2017

Genetically modified organisms for pest control could end up as contaminants in agricultural products throughout the globe [more]

Microbiology

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Sunken logs serve as habitats in the deep sea

January 27, 2017

Organisms from the nutrient-deficient deep sea depend on wood as source of energy [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences . Structural Biology

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The first glimpse of a single protein

January 25, 2017

A folded protein molecule can be clearly imaged with the help of electron holograms [more]

Chemistry . Quantum Physics . Structural Biology

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Light microscopy provides a deep look into protein structure

January 23, 2017

An innovative fluorescence microscopy method makes it possible to image protein structures with a resolution of less than half an Angstrom [more]

Microbiology

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Bodyguards in the gut have a chemical weapon

January 22, 2017

Symbiotic bacteria produce antibiotics to clear harmful pathogens from the gut of caterpillars [more]

 
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