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Researchers Explain The Flagellar Synchronisation Of Swimming Algae
2013-10-25 14:14:45

The beating of flagella is one of the basic principles of movement in the cellular cosmos. However, up to now, scientists were unsure as to how the movements of several of these small cellular appendages are synchronized.

Researchers Uncover Mechanism For Improving Song Learning In Young Zebra Finches
2013-10-23 12:49:50

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen now found in juvenile zebra finches a possible mechanism that is responsible for the differences in the intensity of song learning.

Newly Discovered Threadworm Named After Physicist Max Planck
2013-07-09 10:20:19

An unusual posthumous honor for physicist Max Planck: Biologists in Tubingen working with Ralf J. Sommer have named a newly discovered nematode after the German Nobel laureate.

Urban Blackbirds Have Faster Circadian Rhythms Than Rural Relatives
2013-06-19 10:27:24

For years we have known about the differences between city slickers and country bumpkins, but a new study from the Max Planck Institute in Germany has shown that the different environments can have different effects on an organism’s natural biological rhythms.

Adult Wild Chimpanzees Have Developed A Certain Immunity Against Malaria Parasites
2013-05-29 09:57:59

Using faecal samples collected from wild chimpanzees, an international team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin has now investigated the effect of the animals’ age on malaria parasite detection rates.

2013-04-17 16:20:39

According to the thesis by PhD holder Claudia Loaiza-Escutia, written up in the UVP/EHU’s Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, European scientists have difficulty connecting with the general public and journalists.

2013-03-08 23:02:24

The advanced center for neuroscience not only offers events for local residents -- the next is March 14, 2013 -- but also draws new homeowners to the area. JUPITER,

Light Pollution Sparks Early Sexual Maturity For City Birds
2013-02-14 08:09:41

A new study has shown that the light that emanates from cities may cause accelerated sexual maturity in some birds.


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