Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Some 8,000 helium balloons have been released into the night sky over Germany’s capital at the culmination of events to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

via BBC

 

And the walls came down.

 

Its fall in 1989 became a powerful symbol of the end of the Cold War.

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“False Memory Implanted in Mice”

If you’ve ever been frustrated by erratic memories, spare a thought for the mice involved in a study published in the journal Science. Researchers have been able to consistently create a “false memory”, making a mouse fearful of a place it has no reason to fear. The memory was implanted by shining blue light into the mouse’s brain, which triggered a carefully chosen group of neurons.

from RealClearScience

For a nice summary of what this means: Scientists can implant false memories into mice (BBC)