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Ultra-high resolution 3D map of a human brain

Mapping the brain is all the rage. In 2009, the National Institutes of Health announced the Human Connectome Project, an ambitious …

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Iceland holds 'informal talks' over Edward Snowden asylum

A representative of Edward Snowden, who exposed US surveillance programmes, has held informal talks with Icelandic officials to sound out the possibility of the country granting asylum to him, the prime minister has said.<p>Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson said there had been no formal application from Mr …

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What Happens In Your Brain When You Try To Do Impressions

Sympathies to the researcher who had to listen to amateur impressions all day.<p>Scientists have identified what happens in our brain when we mimic a foreign accent or impersonate another person, according to a recent study from the <i>Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience</i>.<p>The researchers, led by psychologist …

First Known Four-Quark Particle Pops Up In Japanese Collider

This new finding confirms the particle exists.<p>Physicists have observed what they're confident is the first known particle with four quarks.<p>This isn't the first time the Belle detector, housed with the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization in Japan, has appeared to observe a four-quark …