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15 July, 2019

Moon dust is not to be sneezed at

50 years ago, Max Planck scientists were among the first to analyze lunar rock samples

09 July, 2019

Ammonia emissions from agriculture can affect cloud formation over Asia

Climate researchers solve mystery of extended aerosol layer in the atmosphere

02 July, 2019

The long journey of the Tagish Lake meteorite

An international research team has found that the Tagish Lake meteorite, which hit Canada 19 years ago, contains abundances of carbonaceous material formed in the outer reaches of the solar system. The discovery sheds new light...

12 June, 2019

OBITUARY: Prof. Dr. Peter Warneck

The Max Planck Planck Institute for Chemistry mourns the loss of Prof. Dr. Peter Warneck [more]

11 June, 2019

The Solar System: More Supernova, Less Red Giant

Meteorite analysis shows that our solar system consists of twice as much supernova dust than previously thought.

24 May, 2019

The Secret of the Rock Drawings

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry are developing a method that enables more accurate dating of petroglyphs

23 May, 2019

Another major step towards room-temperature superconductivity

A hydrogen-rich material becomes superconductive under high pressure and at minus 23 degrees Celsius. The discovery is another important step towards reaching zero electrical resistance at temperatures relevant for energy...

27 March, 2019

Rapid global shift to renewable energies can save millions of lives

Fossil energy is the main source of air pollution and related health burdens

12 March, 2019

Polluted air shortens the lifespan of Europeans by about two years

A re-evaluation of the health risks associated with air pollution shows an unexpected high mortality risk, especially due to cardiovascular diseases

08 March, 2019

The deep Southern Ocean is key to more intense ice ages

Over the last million years, ice ages have intensified and lengthened. According to a new study, this important climate transition coincides with a decrease of the mixing between deep and surface waters in the Southern Ocean....[more]