Picking our brains: Why are some people smarter? – life – 04 April 2010 – New Scientist

AT EINSTEIN's autopsy in 1955, his brain was something of a disappointment: it turned out to be a tad smaller than the average Joe's. Indeed, later studies have suggested a minimal link between brain size and intelligence. It seems brain quality rather than quantity is key.

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More Mars Avalanches from HiRISE, Oh My! | Universe Today

In 2008, the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was monitoring a certain region on Mars for changes in frost patterns as spring progressed, and serendipitously captured an avalanche in action. This year, the HiRISE team has been on the lookout, ready to capture more avalanches as spring approaches in Mars' northern hemisphere. They've been successful — and how!

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Wireless survey: 91% of Americans use cell phones

As the CTIA kicked off its annual conference in Las Vegas yesterday, it also released the results of its semiannual US wireless industry survey for the last half of 2009. Even in the face of the largest economic recession since the Great Depression, results show that the wireless industry continues to grow as a vast majority of the US population is using a mobile phone.

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