Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 26, 2017
People who watch entertainment TV are more likely to vote for populist politicians
People exposed to entertainment television are more likely to vote for populist politicians according to a new study co-authored by an economist at Queen Mary University of London.

From the classroom to the NICU: Real-world neuroscience opening new avenues
When going to the movies with friends, one small action can make a big difference to be on the same page after the movie: eye contact.

Chinese scientists discovered tip induced unconventional superconductivity on Weyl semimetals
By using hard point contact measurement on Weyl semimetal TaAs single crystal, Chinese scientists discovered tip induced unconventional superconductivity around contact region on TaAs, which may have nontrivial topology.

Identifying genes key to human memory: Insights from genetics and cognitive neuroscience
Researchers have identified more than 100 genes important for memory in people.

'Australia's Jurassic Park' the world's most diverse
An unprecedented 21 different types of dinosaur tracks have been identified on a 25-kilometre stretch of the Dampier Peninsula coastline dubbed 'Australia's Jurassic Park.' A team of palaeontologists from The University of Queensland's School of Biological Sciences and James Cook University's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences have unveiled the most diverse assemblage of dinosaur tracks in the world in 127 to 140 million-year-old rocks in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia.

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Debbie form and strengthen
The tropical low pressure area previously known as System 91P has developed into a tropical cyclone named Debbie in the Southern Pacific Ocean and threatens eastern Queensland, Australia.
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