This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, researchers recording the neural waves of bats observed a synchronization of brain waves among individuals involved in group activities. Through their work the researchers hope to understand how shared experiences and social interactions impact neurological development.Close-Up Photo of Bat

Relatedly, perhaps the most detailed images of the human brain were recently captured by a 100-hour MRI scan. The scan of the post-mortem sample produced results with a resolution of 0.1 millimetres and was made publicly available for use in teaching and research.

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Lastly, satellite images have tracked the growing blooms of the seaweed Sargassum across the central-Atlantic ocean. Relatively scarce in the decade prior, the extended belts of this brown algae – associated with nutrient discharge from the Amazon River – are now a consistent annual occurrence and have become a nuisance on the beaches across the Caribbean.

(Image courtesy of Reuters)