Archive: 09/03/2011

Baby stars born to 'napping' parents

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cardiff University astronomers believe that a young star's long "napping" could trigger the formation of a second generation of smaller stars and planets orbiting around it.

dateMar 09, 2011 in Astronomy
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Which side of the brain rotates a mental picture?

Consider the simple situation in which you are walking around the kitchen and decide to pick up your own cup of tea, which is identical to others lying on the table. Your brain chooses the correct cup of tea by using different ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Super sense of smell not innate

World-class "noses" in the perfume and wine business are not born with an outsized sense of smell but acquire it through years of professional sniffing, according to new research.

dateMar 09, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Reading in two colours at the same time

The Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman once wrote in his autobiographical book (What do you care what other people think?): "When I see equations, I see letters in colors - I don't know why [...] And I wonder what ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Neuroscience
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