Archive for February 17th, 2017:

Zealandia: Is there an eighth continent under New Zealand?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mount Cook, the highest peak of New Zealand – and Zealandia You think you know your seven continents? Think again, as there’s a new contender hoping to join that club. Say hello to Zealandia, a huge landmass almost entirely submerged in the southwest Pacific. It’s not a complete stranger, you

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UK scientists seek closer relationship with US after Brexit

Image copyright NSF/LIGO Image caption A wider partnership could give UK researchers even more access to US facilities The UK and US are in talks to extend their “special relationship” in science after the UK leaves the European Union, the BBC understands. British institutions are in talks with their US colleagues to try to make

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Scientists appeal for more people to donate their brains

Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die. They say they are lacking the brains of people with disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. In part, this shortage results from a lack of awareness that such conditions are due to changes in brain wiring. The researchers’

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