Science Friday: Low-mass stars always born with a sibling: Many, like our sun, split up | Why do those with autism avoid eye contact?

Date:June 14, 2017

Source:University of California – Berkeley

Summary:Though astronomers have long known that many if not most stars are binaries, the question has always been, Were they born that way, or did one star capture another?

Astronomers teamed up to systematically study very young stars inside their nest eggs, called dense cores, in the Perseus molecular cloud and concluded that all sunlike stars are born as wide binaries. Most subsequently split up, while the rest become tight binaries.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170614091907.htm


Why do those with autism avoid eye contact?

Imaging studies reveal overactivation of subcortical brain structures in response to direct gaze

Date:
June 15, 2017
Source:
Massachusetts General Hospital
Summary:
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder often find it difficult to look others in the eyes as they find eye contact uncomfortable or stressful. Now a study has shed light on the brain mechanisms involved in this behavior.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170615213252.htm

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