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    Possible first sighting of an exomoon

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories (Phys.org)—A team led by David Kipping of Columbia University has spotted what might be the first evidence of an exomoon. They have written a paper describing their findings and have uploaded it to the arXiv preprint server. [...]

    Regret helps children to make better decisions

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Regret gets a bad press. It is a painful emotion experienced upon realising that a different decision would have led to a better outcome. And it is something that we strive to avoid. In sharp contrast, our recent research on children’s decision making … [...]

    Scientists to settle dispute over taste of wine in bottles with corks versus screw caps

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with Oxford University (with assistance from Bompas & Parr) in collaboration with the Portuguese Cork Association is gearing up to settle the dispute over whether wine tastes better when stored in bottles with corks or screw caps—and they are not simply taking the word of tasters. They are going to study wine drinkers’ brains while they sip. The event, Neuroenological Tasting—The Grand Cork Experiment, is scheduled for today and tomorrow, and those in London’s Soho area who are interested in participating are encouraged to sign up. [...]

    Manipulating a type of brain cell gets weight loss results in mice

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A new study has found something remarkable: the activation of a particular type of immune cell in the brain can, on its own, lead to obesity in mice. This striking result provides the strongest demonstration yet that brain inflammation may be a cause, … [...]

    Croatian taxis protest Uber at height of tourism season

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Hundreds of Croatian taxi drivers are protesting against Uber services, disrupting traffic at the height of the tourism season in the Adriatic country. [...]

    Lonely hearts seek virtual girlfriends at Hong Kong fair

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Virtual reality games usually promise shoot ‘em up adventures but in Hong Kong Friday lovelorn tech fans donned headsets to go on imaginary dates. [...]

    PHOTOS: Scenes beneath the midnight sun in the Arctic

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories It’s a special privilege for a photographer to get the chance to work in the soft light of a sun that never sets. [...]

    Death rate for depressed heart patients double than for non-depressed heart patients

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories People who are diagnosed with coronary artery disease and then develop depression face a risk of death that’s twice as high as heart patients without depression, according to a major new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. [...]

    Scientists unveil new 3-D view of galaxies

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories For many years astronomers have struggled to get good-quality 3-D data of galaxies. Although this technique is very powerful as it allows researchers to “dissect” objects, this was a slow process as each galaxy had to be observed independently. [...]

    A molecule for proper neural wiring in the cerebellum

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Researchers at Hokkaido University have found that the L-gutamate/L-aspartate transporter (GLAST) molecule plays an essential role in establishing and maintaining proper neural wiring of Purkinje cells in the cerebellum. [...]