• Astronomers find 12 new moons, one oddball, orbiting Jupiter
    Scientists announced the discovery of 12 new moons orbiting the planet Jupiter, including one that bucks the trend by orbiting in the opposite direction from others of its kind. Two astronomers from the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy, provided crucial observations. Dave Tholen and Dora Fohring, were using the UH 88-inch telescope…. Two astronomers […] - 19.07.2018
  • An aerial, as opposed to ground-level, view of time
    Do today and yesterday and tomorrow loom large in your thinking, with the more distant past and future barely visible on the horizon? That’s not unusual in today’s time-pressed world — and it seems a recipe for angst. Suppose, instead, you looked down on your life, or at least your calendar, from high overhead; and […] - 19.07.2018
  • Brain reactions to food may be linked to overeating
    The reason why some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or bowl of candy may lie with how their brain responds to food rewards, leaving them more vulnerable to overeating. In a study with children, researchers found that when certain regions of the brain reacted more strongly to […] - 19.07.2018
  • Insight into Cells that Convey Data from Eye to Brain
    A team of researchers identified molecular differences between retinal ganglion cell subtypes, information which could lead to a better understanding as to why some respond differently to injury or treatments. The new study, published this week in Nature Communications, identifies 40 subtypes of retinal ganglion cells, which convey visual data from the eye to the […] - 19.07.2018
  • How good is your therapist? This machine will tell you.
    For people struggling to overcome addiction, good therapy can be hugely beneficial. But bad therapy is worse than no therapy at all. The challenge is being able to tell the difference. Practicing counselors rarely receive feedback, so it’s difficult for them to know if they are providing optimal treatment to their patients. Northeastern professor Tad […] - 19.07.2018