The Emergent Mind

WHAT GOES ON in the minds of babies? A lot, it turns out: long gone are the days when psychologists believed infants couldn’t use abstract thought. Recent research from the lab of Elizabeth Spelke, Berkman professor of psychology, suggests that babies can understand things about social behavior, preferences—even about people’s objectives and values. -The emergent mind, Harvard magazine

Scientists observe supermassive black hole in infant universe

A team of astronomers, including two from MIT, has detected the most distant supermassive black hole ever observed. The black hole sits in the center of an ultrabright quasar, the light of which was emitted just 690 million years after the Big Bang. That light has taken about 13 billion years to reach us — a span of time that is nearly equal to the age of the universe._MIT

Deep waters spiral upward around Antarctica

Through observations and modeling, scientists have long known that large, deep currents in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans flow southward, converging on Antarctica. After entering the Southern Ocean they overturn — bringing water up from the deeper ocean — before moving back northward at the surface. This overturning completes the global circulation loop, which is important for the oceanic uptake of carbon and heat, the resupply of nutrients for use in biological production, as well as the understanding of how ice shelves melt._Lauren Hinkel | Oceans at MIT 

AMS results create cosmic ray puzzle

-Νέα δεδομένα από το πείραμα AMS-Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, διαφωνούν με τα σημερινά μοντέλα που περιγράφουν την προέλευση και την κίνηση των σωματιδίων υψηλής ενέργειας τα οποία ονομάζονται κοσμικές ακτίνες.- Π.Δ.Λιβάς
-New results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment defy our current understanding of cosmic rays,
by Sarah Charley