One in a million: find a strange super-earth towards the center of our galaxy

Illustration of the inferred size of another super-earth (center) compared to the land and Neptune. Astronomers at the University of Canterbury found an incredibly rare new super-earth toward the center of our galaxy. This would be one of the few that has been discovered with a size and orbit similar to Earth. The details were […]

Neuroscience for wellness (at home)

The most ambitious leaders have yielded to stopping their countries, the industry has stopped their engines, the culture has lowered the curtain and the world population approves of severe confinement. The reason? We all recognize that the priority is to be well. These days neuroscience can provide recipes for well-being, relying on the evidence that […]

Why did the Zika virus cause the most harmful brain damage to Brazilian newborns?

Due to the Zika virus, more than 1,600 babies were born in Brazil with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, from September 2015 to April 2016. The epidemic took health professionals by surprise because the virus was known since 1947 and was not related to birth defects. . While scientists rushed to discover what was happening, […]

Researchers find that a western-style diet can affect brain function | Sciences

Scientists say that eating a Western diet for just one week can subtly affect brain function and encourage thin and healthy young people to overeat. The researchers found that after seven days on a high-fat, high-sugar diet, 20-year-old volunteers had worse results on memory tests and found the most desirable junk food immediately after finishing […]

Scientists shed new light on the neural circuits that acquire and update voluntary actions

February 3, 2020 Two types of neuronal circuit in the brain that acquire and update voluntary actions are much more intertwined than previously thought. Scientists at the Sydney UNSW Decision Neuroscience Laboratory have made an important discovery about how brains influence behavior that defies theory that has been maintained for 30 years. And the findings […]

Don’t push baby in the comp

“Exposing young children to screens is a public health problem.” The statement slams. Especially falling from a study published by the agency Public Health France in its weekly epidemiological bulletin of January 14. Especially since this conclusion is shared by a team of international researchers who released this Wednesday its work on the impact of […]