It’s the most interesting time of the week again! Time to round up some of the week’s most fascinating news stories. From brain cells to chimps, it’s been another science filled week!
1.) Discovery of a new brain cell shape!
Pyramidenzelle cells have recently been discovered by scientists, in the brain. Unusually, in this new type of cell, the axon arises from one of the dendrites, directly. This is very unusual for a neuronal cell. The cell can propagate small stimuli and activate neuronal zones efficiently. Further research is being made into the biological processes affected by these cells.
2.) Exo-Neptune contains water in it’s atmosphere.
Exo-Neptune are Neptune sized planets that exists outside of our solar system, and water vapour has been detected in it’s atmosphere. Hydrogen, oxygen, and some heavier elements were also found on HAT-P-11b. This is the first exo-Neptune to have it’s atmospherical composition discovered.
3.) Chimps which have been raised by humans, could have problems in later life.
Long term removement from other chimps and caring for by humans, has even longer term negative effects on the chimps. Less contact with other chimps, in the study, meant less grooming and less normal sexual activity. More detail can be found in the article below!
That’s my round-up for the week, make sure to be here next week for my brief round-up of the week’s science-y stuff!