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NASA has been testing new space travel technologies throughout its entire history, but the results of its latest experiment may be ...
Scientists say a part of the brain, smaller than a pea, triggers the instinctive feeling that something bad is about to happen.
Writing in the journal PNAS, they suggest the habenula plays a key role in how humans predict, learn from and respond to nasty experiences.
And they question whether hyperactivity in this area is responsible for the pessimism seen in depression.
They are now investigating whether the structure is involved in the condition.
Scientists have for the first time separated a particle from one of its physical properties - creating a "quantum Cheshire Cat".
The phenomenon is named after the curious feline in Alice in Wonderland, who vanishes leaving only its grin.
Researchers took a beam of neutrons and separated them from their magnetic moment, like passengers and their baggage at airport security.
They describe their feat in Nature Communications.
The same separation trick could in principle be ...
Scientists have worked out the reasons for the distorted shape of our Moon.
A US team calculated the effect on the shape of the early Moon of tidal and rotational forces.
They say its own spin and the tidal tug of the Earth created a "lemon-shaped" satellite.
Lead researcher Ian Garrick-Bethell, from the University of California Santa Cruz, said this shape-shifting occurred when the Moon was mostly liquid beneath a thin outer crust of rock. ...
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