Category: Science

Facial expressions don’t tell the whole story of emotion

Facial expressions don’t tell the whole story of emotion

Interacting with other people is almost always a game of reading cues and volleying back. We think a smile conveys happiness, so we offer a smile in return. We think a frown shows sadness,...

Molecule offers hope for halting Parkinson’s

Molecule offers hope for halting Parkinson’s

A promising molecule has offered hope for a new treatment that could stop or slow Parkinson’s, something no treatment can currently do. Researchers from the University of Helsinki found that molecule BT13 has the...

Major study shows climate change can cause abrupt impacts on dryland ecosystems

Major study shows climate change can cause abrupt impacts on dryland ecosystems

A Swansea University academic has contributed to a major study published in the journal Science, which shows the increases in aridity in some parts of the world will damage ecosystems in areas where more...

Coronavirus latest: Scientists clash over virus name

NEWS 13 February 2020 Updates on the respiratory illness that has infected tens of thousands of people. Officials in Thailand hand out masks to reduce the risk of the virus spreading there.Credit: Lauren DeCicca/Getty...

New Horizons team uncovers a critical piece of the planetary formation puzzle

New Horizons team uncovers a critical piece of the planetary formation puzzle

Data from NASA’s New Horizons mission are providing new insights into how planets and planetesimals — the building blocks of the planets — were formed. The New Horizons spacecraft flew past the ancient Kuiper...

MAFG-driven astrocytes promote CNS inflammation

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