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Nine scientists awarded Kavli prize

Nine scientists awarded Kavli prize

NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) --Nine scientists have been awarded Kavli prizes; the winners were announced Thursday at the World Science Festival in New York.
Brooks Hays
Synthetic molecule thwarts asthma symptoms

Synthetic molecule thwarts asthma symptoms

ORLANDO, Fla., May 12 (UPI) --Researchers have discovered a novel molecule that prevents T-cells from coordinating the inflammatory response to allergens -- thus quelling asthma attacks.
Brooks Hays
Is too much science bad?

Is too much science bad?

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- In analyzing more than 755 million references in some 38 million publications, scientists determined that global scientific output is doubling every nine years.
Brooks Hays
European astronomers spot pair of supermassive black holes

European astronomers spot pair of supermassive black holes

PARIS, April 23 (UPI) -- European astronomers have located two supermassive black holes in a normal galaxy, a first.
Brooks Hays
Astronomers create first map of weather on nearby brown dwarf star

Astronomers create first map of weather on nearby brown dwarf star

GARCHING, Germany, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Astronomers say they've used a telescope in Chile to create the first-ever map of the weather on the surface of the nearest brown dwarf star to Earth.
Elephant shark genome decoded

Elephant shark genome decoded

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The first shark genome decoded belongs to the slow-evolving elephant shark, providing researchers new insight into cartilaginous fish, and the differences between sharks and other bony vertebrates.
Ananth Baliga
Hornworm uses its 'tobacco breath' to ward off predators

Hornworm uses its 'tobacco breath' to ward off predators

Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The foul-breathed hornworm, Manduca sexta, repurposes ingested nicotine and exhales it to keep predators at bay.
Ananth Baliga

Russian dark energy satellite's launch pushed back to 2015

MOSCOW, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A Russian satellite to study dark energy forces by observing galaxies has been delayed due to problems with a German-built telescope, a science official said.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft captures colorful pictures of asteroids

NASA's Dawn spacecraft captures colorful pictures of asteroids

Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Images captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft of the dull, gray asteroid Vesta are colorized to reveal geological details invisible to the naked eye.
Ananth Baliga
Unlike humans, certain species do not deteriorate with age

Unlike humans, certain species do not deteriorate with age

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Study shows that not all species grow weaker and infertile as they age, as humans and many mammals do.
Ananth Baliga
That gloomy Summers

That gloomy Summers

PARIS, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Larry Summers says the global economy is in a period of "secular stagnation."
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Oldest DNA from early humans deepens mystery of human origins

LEIPZIG, Germany, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Analysis of the oldest genetic material ever recovered from an early human shows an unexpected twist in the path of human evolution, German scientists say.
Comet approaching sun sprouts 'wings' in new images

Comet approaching sun sprouts 'wings' in new images

MUNICH, Germany, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A comet approaching the sun has sprouted "wings," a U-shaped trail of gases that may be coming from a fragment breaking off the comet, German astronomers say.
Now you know a word in every language: 'Huh?'

Now you know a word in every language: 'Huh?'

(UPI) -- Huh? A recent study published by the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics suggests the word "huh?" is universal.
Ananth Baliga

Study: Patients don't know risks of cancer screenings

BERLIN, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Most patients are not being told about the potential for over-diagnosis and over-treatment as a result of cancer screenings, researchers in Germany say.
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Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck (April 23, 1858 – October 4, 1947) was a German physicist who is regarded as the founder of the quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918.

Planck came from a traditional, intellectual family. His paternal great-grandfather and grandfather were both theology professors in Göttingen; his father was a law professor in Kiel and Munich; and his paternal uncle was a judge.

Planck was born in Kiel, Holstein, to Johann Julius Wilhelm Planck and his second wife, Emma Patzig. He was baptised with the name of Karl Ernst Ludwig Marx Planck; of his given names, Marx (a now obsolete variant of Markus or maybe simply an error for Max, which is actually short for Maximilian) was indicated as the primary name. However, by the age of ten he signed with the name Max and used this for the rest of his life.

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