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The turbulent heart of the Milky Way

Using the X-ray satellite XMM-Newton, astronomers observe the events around the black hole at the centre of our galaxy
Max Planck Society – Research

Decision-making in the fly brain

When food smells simultaneously appealing and repulsive, the learning centre aids decision-making
Max Planck Society – Research

Timing is everything – for plants too

Variation in leaf shapes within a plant species is caused by differences in how fast plants develop
Max Planck Society – Research

Record measurements of matter and antimatter

The most precise experiments ever to compare the mass of the proton and antiproton reveal no difference between the particles
Max Planck Society – Research

Inhibitory synapses influence signals in the brain with high precision

Nerve cell signals can be modulated and blocked by individual contacts
Max Planck Society – Research