Scientists found insights into the natural world through research on rats and bees, while discoveries in space illuminated our solar system and beyond the week of July 22–28.
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Here are the biggest science stories of the week, told in 8 astounding images.
Scientists used a new microscopy technique to image loops of DNA strands for the first time. The new perspective gives researchers the clearest picture yet of how the human genome is physically organized.
Researchers found levels of neurotransmitters GABA and glutamate in the brain’s intraparietal sulcus can predict a person’s math ability. High GABA levels are linked to high ability in children, but lower GABA is better in adults.
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter completed its tenth flight on Mars — with the highest, most complex flight path to date. The scouting mission over the Raised Ridges region could help Perseverance navigate the rocky terrain in the future.
An all-female research team revealed an analysis of an unusual solar storm with two ejections that happened on International Women’s Day in 2019. The finding could aid predictions of these dangerous storms in the future.