Winter Brain, Summer Brain: Seasonality in Brain Responses?

A new paper in PNAS raises the interesting suggestion that our brain function goes through yearly cycles. According to authors Christelle Meyer and colleagues, their findings reveal new evidence of seasonal effects in human cognitive brain function "th...

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When machines can do any job, what will humans do?

Rice University computer scientist Moshe Vardi expects that within 30 years, machines will be capable of doing almost any job that humans can. In anticipation of this development, he is asking his colleagues, "What will humans do?"

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Proto-planet has 2 masters

Rice University astrophysicist Andrea Isella will discuss evidence of planetary formation around a binary star at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington, D.C., today.

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Incentivizing citizen science discovery for a sustainable world

As part of the symposium on Citizen Science and Information Technology, Carla P. Gomes will present on UDiscoverit, a program of Cornell University's Institute for Computational Sustainability. The program seeks to accelerate scientific discovery by in...

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Planet formation around binary star

Using ALMA, astronomers have taken a new, detailed look at the very early stages of planet formation around a binary star. Embedded in the outer reaches of a double star's protoplanetary disk, the researchers discovered a striking crescent-shape region...

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Multimodal MRI recommended to prevent brain mass misdiagnosis

T2*-weighted gradient recalled echo or susceptibility-weighted imaging sequences should be performed during the diagnosis of brain masses to rule out pseudotumoural presentation of cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation, say researchers.

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