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A knowledge gap exists in the area of climate research: for decades, scientists have been asking themselves whether, and to what extent man-made aerosols, that is, dust particles suspended in the atmosphere, enlarge the cloud cover and thus curb climate warming.
Why do some plants blossom even when days are short and gray? Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology have found the answer to this question: An endogenous mechanism allows them to flower in the absence of external influences such as long days
A longstanding and fruitful collaboration between researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and the University of NeuchÃ¢tel in Switzerland
Common and clumsy-looking, the blow fly is a true artist of flight. Suddenly changing direction, standing still in the air, spinning lightning-fast around its own axis, and making precise, pinpoint landings â€“ all these maneuvers are simply a matter of course.
A team of scientists from the University of Copenhagen and the Max Planck Institute in Germany, using groundbreaking technology, has identified no less than 3,600 molecular switches in the human body.
Astronomers have unveiled an unprecedented new atlas of the inner regions of the Milky Way, our home galaxy, peppered with thousands of previously undiscovered dense knots of cold cosmic dust â€” the potential birthplaces of new stars.
Researchers in Europe released a new report on Wednesday that suggests the geyser seen on the surface of Saturnâ€™s moon Enceladus could be fed by a salty ocean underneath the surface.
In a breakthrough that will help scientists unlock mysteries of the sun and its impacts on Earth, scientists have created the first-ever comprehensive computer model of sunspots.
Scientists in the Netherlands have found part of a Neanderthal man's skull that has been dredged up from the North Sea.
New research finds that chimpanzees remember the precise location of their favorite fruit trees.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.