A new study shows monkeys can visualize alternative, hypothetical outcomes, and pinpoint areas of the brain where this process takes place and may give scientists new clues into how to treat diseases such as depression and schizophrenia.
The famous Crab Nebula supernova remnant has erupted in an enormous flare five times more powerful than any flare previously seen from the object. On April 12, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope first detected the outburst, which lasted six days.
Members of four Kavli Insttutes have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences: Paul McEuen, Director, KIC; Boris Shraiman, permanent member, KITP; Michael Goldberg, member, KIBS; and X. Sunney Xie, participant in the KIBST.
The first 18 months of Fermi's Large Area Telescope (LAT) observations of the Sun have been combed through, and a research team reports that there are two distinct components of emission from the direction of the Sun.