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Spaceflight rewires cosmonauts' brains

Scientists looked at the brains of 12 cosmonauts just before and after their spaceflight, and found changes in the neural connections between several motor areas of the brain - changes which remained visible seven months after returning to Earth.

Feb 18th, 2022

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Distant galaxies and the true nature of dark matter

In conflict with the current prevailing theory used to describe the Universe, a new study suggests the existence of a direct interaction between the elementary particles that make up the dark matter halo and those that make up ordinary matter.

Feb 11th, 2022

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New planet detected around star closest to the Sun

Astronomers have found evidence of another planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System. This candidate planet is the third detected in the system and the lightest yet discovered orbiting this star. At just a quarter of Earth's mass, the planet is also one of the lightest exoplanets ever found.

Feb 10th, 2022

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