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A zoom into the shared disk: this observation of ALMA shows that the proto-binary system [BHB2007] 11 is surrounded by dust filaments, where the southern (brighter) young star accretes more material. Credit: MPE

How two suns collect matter in a binary system?

Food for young twin stars.
Chimpanzees possess working memories like humans

Chimpanzees possess working memories like humans

Working memory is central to our mental lives; we use it to add up the cost of our shopping or to remember the beginning of this sentence at its end. Some scientists argue it is particularly developed in humans, but how do chimpanzees, one of our closest relatives, compare? Researchers from the University of St Andrews, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna set out to answer this question.
The Xiahe mandible, only represented by its right half, was found in 1980 in Baishiya Karst Cave. © Dongju Zhang, Lanzhou University

Mysterious ancient human found on the roof of the world

Denisovans are members of a hominin group who are currently only known directly from fragmentary fossils, the genomes of which have been studied from...