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Marlene Cohen has been named the 2012 Grand Prize winner in the international competition for The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology. She is being recognized for her outstanding research contributions into the neural basis of internal mental states.

“We‘ve known for a long time that our internal state, what’s going on inside our heads, affects everything about what we perceive and how we interact with the world,” said Cohen, an assistant professor in the

A colorful computer illustration that depicts the emergence of structure in the universe, spanning 240 million light years of galactic growth, is among the winners of the 2011 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the journal Science.

Creative use of animation, clever narrative and a dash of humor were the main ingredients of the winning short video in the first AAAS-sponsored “Science in a Minute” video contest. The video, “Newton’s Law of Gravitation,” was produced by Nick Hanlon and Ken Maxwell of the University of Cincinnati.

Inspired by the HowStuffWorks podcast, Hanlon and Maxwell created a video which uses images of Earth and the moon along with animation to help students understand gravity.

A high-resolution satellite image of a medieval Armenian cemetery in Azerbaijan taken in September 2003 shows hundreds of khachkars, intricate 15th and 16th century burial monuments. In a satellite image from May 2009, however, the khachkars are missing, suggesting that they were either destroyed or removed.