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Father's age influences rate of evolution

The offspring of chimpanzees inherit 90% of new mutations from their father, and just 10% from their mother, a finding which demonstrates how mutation differs between humans and our closest living relatives, ...

dateJun 12, 2014 in Evolution
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Diamond light, brighter than the sun

It’s the size of five football pitches and generates light 10 billion times brighter than the sun. As the Diamond Light Source celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, Penny Bailey visits one of the ...

dateFeb 07, 2012 in General Physics
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A genetic view of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common mental health problem that severely disrupts people’s lives. It is poorly understood and is often dismissed as bad behaviour or laziness. It ...

dateOct 06, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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The 'satellite navigation' in our brains

Our brains contain their own navigation system much like satellite navigation ("sat-nav"), with in-built maps, grids and compasses, neuroscientist Dr Hugo Spiers told the BA Festival of Science at the University of Liverpool ...

dateSep 11, 2008 in Medical research
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Beat it: how the brain perceives rhythm

(PhysOrg.com) -- The brain uses distinct timing mechanisms to measure the duration between the intervals in a sequence of sounds, according to a study funded by the Wellcome Trust.Researchers from the Wellcome ...

dateMar 10, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Impulsive, weak-willed or just too much dopamine?

It's a common scenario: you're on a diet, determined to give up eating cakes, but as you pass the cake counter, all resolve disappears... Now, scientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL (University College ...

dateJun 29, 2010 in Neuroscience
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