In the April 1 SN: Digital tech on the brain, cancer’s sweet spell, elephant sleep stats, ancient stardust spotted, a hydrothermal cradle of life, nutrition in a changing climate, nesting-doll parasitism, a neutrino trio and more.
A wiry electroencephalogram cap captures a baby’s brain response to a light puff of air to the hand. The type and amount of touches a newborn baby gets in the first days of life may shape later responses to touch perception, a study suggests.
DIGITAL MINDS Smartphones offer ways to connect, store data and get directions. But what exactly digital tech does to our brains is still an unanswered question.
HEALTHY JAB Newcomer pneumococcal vaccines have led to huge reductions in blood infections among young children.