Research Magazine

"Where did we come from?” is one of the fundamental questions of humankind. Archaeologists, anthropologists and geneticists are finding  more and more clues about where the first humans came from, how they spread throughout the world and how they lived.

The Roots of Humankind

"Where did we come from?” is one of the fundamental questions of humankind. Archaeologists, anthropologists and geneticists are finding  more and more clues about where the first humans came from, how they spread throughout the world and how they lived. [more]

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Cognitive Science . Neurosciences

“Mental training to become a tolerant global citizen”

October 06, 2017

Tania Singer, director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognition and Brain Sciences, talks about mental empathy exercises, our inner judge and prospects for peaceful coexistence [more]

Climate Research

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“Global warming doesn’t stop when the emissions stop”

October 03, 2017

Thorsten Mauritsen from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology has worked out how much time we have left to reach the Paris climate goal [more]

Linguistics

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Gestures provide instant answers

September 29, 2017

Hand movements and facial expressions are a crucial component of communication [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Kenya's 2017 election and its aftermath

August 16, 2017

After a fraught election, Kenya is teetering on the brink of a crisis which threatens to escalate. How could this happen? Is there any hope for reconciliation? An analysis by Elena Gadjanova of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen. [more]

Cultural Studies

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The inconstant level of the sea

August 09, 2017

Sea level – the geographical reference point and indicator of climate change – is a surprisingly variable parameter [more]

Cultural Studies . Social and Behavioural Sciences

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The reverse side of the medal

July 14, 2017

Despite its prestige, the UNESCO world heritage title has some drawbacks [more]

Ecology . Microbiology

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The curse of durability

May 02, 2017

Can microorganisms help combat the vast amounts of plastic being disposed of in the sea? [more]

Chemistry . Computer Science . Medicine

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From invention to innovation

April 10, 2017

Yearbook report 2017 of Max Planck Innovation, the MPG's tech transfer office [more]

 
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