Archive: 08/24/2006

Researchers provide first evidence for learning mechanism

Finally confirming a fact that remained unproven for more than 30 years, researchers at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory report in the Aug. 25 issue of Science that certain key connections among neurons get st ...

Aug 24, 2006 4 / 5 (24) 0

Unusual rods get thicker when stretched

Day-to-day experience teaches us that stretching an object makes it thinner; pushing it together makes it thicker. However, there are also materials that behave contrary to our expectations: they get thicker when stretched ...

Aug 24, 2006 4.7 / 5 (25) 0

Viruses Can Jump Between Primates and Humans

Viruses that jump the species barrier between monkeys and humans can harm both people and animals, and we should take steps to reduce the risk of virus transmission. That's the message running through the September issue ...

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