Max Planck Institute

A new way to ‘hear’ dark matter

Physicists at Stockholm University and the Max Planck Institute for Physics have turned to plasmas in a proposal that could revolutionise the search for the elusive dark matter.

Mysterious skeletons of Skeleton lake belong to genetically highly distinct groups

The lake was thought to be the site of an ancient catastrophic event that left several hundred people dead, but the first ancient whole-genome data from India shows that diverse groups of people died at the lake in multiple events approximately 1000 years apart.

Ancient girl’s parents were two different human species

Scientists at the Max-Planck Institute have discovered 90,000-year-old bone fragment in southern Siberia. They’ve found the remains of a prehistoric female whose mother was a Neanderthal...