In the Dec. 10 SN: Star-starved galaxies, animal math, Parkinson’s roots in the gut, supersolid success, Celebrex’s controversial heart risk, a prionlike memory protein, yo-yo dieting’s downside, blue begonias and more.
Your brain is easily manipulated by fake news, because even facts you know are false can stick in memory as true.
WATCH WHAT YOU EAT Peanuts, eggs and other foods can cause allergic reactions in people, but the public and medical community are confused when it comes to preventing, diagnosing and treating such allergies, says a new report.
ARM STRONG Relatively long, robustly built upper arms let Lucy, the famous 3.2-million-year-old hominid, spend a lot of time in trees, scientists say. Scans of Lucy’s fossils also suggest she walked less efficiently than people today do.