Volume 612 Issue 7939

리서치 하이라이트




News Features

News & Views

Strange flashes linked to stars merging rather than dying p.213

Long bursts of γ-rays usually signal the death of massive stars, but an emission detected last year suggests that a long burst with peculiar properties originated from the merger of stars in a compact binary system.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-04165-7

Speed of learning depends on turning p.216

The neurotransmitter dopamine has been shown to serve as a signal for learning in the fly’s navigation centre. The rate at which the fly learns depends on turning, so only useful visual information is used to update the fly’s mental map.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-03681-w

Driven quantum bits push computational limit p.217

An exercise in benchmarking a quantum computer reveals that the processor can go beyond the ‘integrability’ limit, at which dynamical systems no longer have explicit solutions, and standard mathematical techniques struggle.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-04168-4

A viral cocktail calms gut inflammation p.220

Abnormalities in gut bacteria can contribute to hard-to-treat illnesses, such as inflammatory bowel diseases. Efforts to harness bacterium-targeting viruses reveal a promising way to tackle these conditions.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-03703-7