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NASA

Submission + - Saturn Sized Circumbinary Planet Found (sciencemag.org)

Magdalene writes: "The Kepler spacecraft folks have found an honest to goodness EXO planet whose "orbit surrounds a pir of low- mass stars. Data from the Kepler spacecraft reveal transits of the planet across both stars..." as well as eclipses of them...link and further info
Here."

Science

Submission + - New Study Links Autism with Schizophrenia (www.cbc.ca)

Magdalene writes: "According to a new study out of Simon Fraser University, Autism and Schizophrenia share associated gene pathways in the brain. Researcher Bernard Crespi and his colleages have found four regions in the human genome where mutations known as copy number variants can arise — stretches of DNA that contain accidental duplications or deletions. The investigators found deletion mutations in people with autism and duplications in people with schizophrenia, Their findings are further reported in this week's online issue of the Proceedings of the of the National Academy of Sciences. here"

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