Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 21, 2020
What does the "love hormone" do? It's complicated
Much of what we know about the actions of neuromodulators like oxytocin comes from behavioral studies of lab animals in standard lab conditions.

Which came first?
What did the very first proteins look like -- those that appeared on Earth around 3.7 billion years ago?

Not so robust: robusta coffee more sensitive to warming than previously thought
A new study of the plant that produces robusta coffee suggests its heat tolerance has been consistently overestimated.

Dirac electrons come back to life in magic-angle graphene
A new symmetry-broken parent state discovered in twisted bilayer graphene.

Profiling of lone terrorists is flawed
Terrorism has typically been considered an organised activity undertaken by networks of individuals who share a collective identity and purpose.
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