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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 …

How honeybees do without males

An isolated population of honeybees in South Africa, the Cape bees, has evolved a strategy to reproduce without males. A team of researchers at Uppsala University and in South Africa has sequenced the entire genomes of a sample of Cape …

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