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Earth-like planet near Proxima Centauri

Astronomers discover a celestial body in the habitable zone around our nearest fixed star At a distance of just over four light years, Proxima Centauri is the nearest star outside our solar system, and has thus long been a favourite …

1.2 million galaxies in 3D

Astronomers hope a new map will help to shed light on the dark side of the universe. What are the properties of Dark Energy? This question is one of the most intriguing ones in astronomy and scientists are one step …

Visualization of newly formed synapses with unprecedented resolution

Florida-based Max Planck researchers optimize a spatiotemporally controlled method to induce and visualize synapse formation in cortical neurons The Kwon Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience, Florida, has identified mechanistic and functional elements that govern synapse formation and …

In search of a golden age

The hunt for war treasure in the Philippines has hidden meanings Illegal treasure-hunters continue to damage important archaeological sites across the Philippines in the hopes of striking rich. But the famous World War II treasure left behind by Japanese soldiers …

First evidence of sleep in flight

Birds engage in all types of sleep in flight, but in remarkably small amounts For the first time, researchers have discovered that birds can sleep in flight. Together with an international team of colleagues, Niels Rattenborg from the Max Planck …

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