The cerebellum may have played an important role in the evolution of the human brain: Study compares epigenetic modifications to DNA in the cerebellum of humans, chimpanzees and monkeys

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The cerebellum — a part of the brain once recognized mainly for its role in coordinating movement — underwent evolutionary changes that may have contributed to human culture, language and tool use. This new finding appears in a study by … Read More

Lightning and subvisible discharges produce molecules that clean the atmosphere

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Lightning bolts break apart nitrogen and oxygen molecules in the atmosphere and create reactive chemicals that affect greenhouse gases. Now, a team of atmospheric chemists and lightning scientists have found that lightning bolts and, surprisingly, subvisible discharges that cannot be … Read More

Global glacier retreat has accelerated: New study analyzes roughly 220,000 glaciers

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An international research team including scientists from ETH Zurich has shown that almost all the world’s glaciers are becoming thinner and losing mass’ and that these changes are picking up pace. The team’s analysis is the most comprehensive and accurate … Read More

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