Archive for April 7th, 2017:

Rules of memory ‘beautifully’ rewritten

Image copyright F WALSH Image caption The human brain is a biological masterpiece What really happens when we make and store memories has been unravelled in a discovery that surprised even the scientists who made it. The US and Japanese team found that the brain “doubles up” by simultaneously making two memories of events. One

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Atmosphere found around Earth-like planet GJ 1132b

Image copyright DANA BERRY Image caption Artist’s impression of GJ 1132b: The planet’s thick atmosphere may contain water or methane Scientists say they have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet for the first time. They have studied a world known as GJ 1132b, which is 1.4-times the size of our planet and lies 39

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Violent end as young stars dramatically collide

Image copyright ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), J. Bally/H. Drass et al. Image caption These dramatic images show the remains of a 500-year-old explosion from the birth of a group of massive stars Scientists have captured a dramatic and violent image of the collision between two young stars that tore apart their stellar nursery. Located in the constellation

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