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First-ever picture of a black hole

Black holes swallow all light and are therefore invisible. What sounds plausible is fortunately a little different in practice for astronomers. Because black holes are surrounded by shining gas discs and therefore stand out from the dark background, similar to…
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10 avril 2019
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Revealing whales’ sense of smell

Researchers at the Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive in Montpelier have shown that humpback whales have relatively well-developed olfactory structures that help them identify the specific odours produced by planktonic prey such as krill in the vast space of the…
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1 mars 2019
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fMRI scans reveal key signs of consciousness —

An international team that includes researchers from France is reporting on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) measurements that can distinguish between the brain activity in conscious or unconscious patients. The technique could help in medical decision-making for patients in a…
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9 février 2019