Science News Tidbits

New brain map; Climate Change and Night Clouds

Language centers revealed, brain surgery refined with new mapping from PhysOrg.com
Neurosurgeons from the University of California, San Francisco are reporting significant results of a new brain mapping technique that allows for the safe removal of tumors near language pathways in the brain. The technique minimizes brain exposure and reduces the amount of time a patient must be awake during surgery.

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Data Shed New Light on Night Clouds from PhysOrg.com
(AP) — A Hampton University professor is shedding new light on night-shining clouds that might be affected by climate change. Jim Russell is the lead scientist for the NASA-funded AIM satellite, the first to study the wispy “noctilucent” clouds, which only appear above Earth’s poles.

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