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First brain images of African infants aids research into cognitive effects...

Brain activity of babies in developing countries could be monitored from birth to reveal the first signs of cognitive dysfunction, using a new technique...

First thin films of spin ice reveal cold secrets

Thin films of spin ice have been shown to demonstrate surprising properties which could help in the development of applications of magnetricity, the magnetic...

Natural selection has made Europeans lighter over past 5,000 years

Ancient DNA from archaeological skeletons shows that Europeans had darker skin, hair, and eye pigmentation 5,000 years ago There has been much research into the...

New sugar-test to reduce false-positive cancer diagnoses

The world’s most widespread test for ovarian cancer reports false-positives in 94 of 100 diagnosed cases. Now, chemists at the University of Copenhagen working...

World-class orchestras judged by sight not sound

World-class orchestras can be accurately identified by silent video footage of performances, but not through sound recordings, a UCL study has found. Both professional musicians...

Quantum mechanics, vibrating molecules explain photosynthesis efficiency

Light-gathering macromolecules in plant cells transfer energy by taking advantage of molecular vibrations whose physical descriptions have no equivalents in classical physics, according to...

Researchers ID gene that influences the ability to remember faces

New findings suggest the oxytocin receptor, a gene known to influence mother-infant bonding and pair bonding in monogamous species, also plays a special role...

New Study Decodes Brain’s Process for Decision Making

  When faced with a choice, the brain retrieves specific traces of memories, rather than a generalized overview of past experiences, from its mental Rolodex,...

Archaeologists rediscover the lost home of the last Neanderthals

A record of Neanderthal archaeology, thought to be long lost, has been rediscovered by UCL scientists working in the Channel island of Jersey. The study,...

Single brain cell can perform computations

When you look at the hands of a clock or the streets on a map, your brain is effortlessly performing computations that tell you...

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