In a remote corner of Indonesia, the departed—and their corpses—remain a part of the family.
"The researchers analyzed DNA taken from 1523 people spread across the globe, looking for traces of Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA sequences. What they found was that different populations of people had distinct, different collections of DNA from Neanderthals."
"The delays prevent scientists from showing off their most recent work to prospective employers or benefactors. They have also, some researchers say, begun to look faintly absurd against the general expectations for speed and openness in the not-so-new digital age."
"Examining the activity of over 300 neurons in two birds, Nieder’s team found that the crow’s NCL activity matched that of a primate’s prefrontal cortex: Both of the species’ neurons activated the most during the presentation of the rule cue, while activating much less in response to the images themselves."
I am a psychologist by training and by heart. Fascinated by all kinds of scientific endeavors, I try to share with the world what I find on a daily basis. While "BrainGrain" gives people some sweet shots of strong scientific news, "OneGrain" is just about being silly.