January 6th, 2010 | brainjuice
- First Earth-like planet spotted outside solar system likely a volcanic wasteland
"The rocky planet CoRoT-7 b is, however, a forbidding place. If its orbit is not almost perfectly circular, then the planet might be undergoing continuous, fierce volcanic eruptions…"
- Neuroengineers silence brain cells with multiple colors of light
"Neuroscientists at MIT have developed a powerful new class of tools to reversibly shut down brain activity using different colors of light. When targeted to specific neurons, these tools could potentially lead to new treatments for the abnormal brain activity associated with disorders such as chronic pain, epilepsy, brain injury, and Parkinson's disease."
(tags:sci med neuro )
- Oloshino > Top Shelf 2.0
short online comic by Whitechapel regulars