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* Brigitte Bierlein was appointed as Austria's first female chancellor to lead an interim government until elections later in the year. <small>([[Austria#May_30|more]])</small>  [[File:Austria.gif]]
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* Indian actress Priyanka Chopra was named as the recipient of the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award by UNICEF’s American chapter. <small>([[India#June_12|more]])</small>  [[File:India.gif]]
* Australian scientists have discovered gold-coated fungi near Boddington in Western Australia, as published in the journal Nature Communications. <small>([[Australia#May_23|more]])</small>  [[File:Australia.gif]]
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* Canadian basketball team Toronto Raptors beat the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors to win the NBA Championship in six games. <small>([[Canada#June_13|more]])</small>  [[File:Canada.gif]]
* Venezuelan naturalist won a 2019 Whitley Award for his work ensuring the protection of the endangered yellow-shouldered parrot. <small>([[Venezuela#May_1|more]])</small>  [[File:Venezuela.gif]]
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* India unveiled a spacecraft, named Chandrayaan-2, which is expected to take off for the moon. <small>([[India#June_12|more]])</small>  [[File:India.gif]]
* A team of English and Argentine researchers has found evidence of a dinosaur, named Mussaurus patagonicus, that walked on all four legs when it was young. <small>([[England#May_20|more]])</small>  [[File:England.gif]]  [[File:Argentina.gif]]
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* Canada's parliament approved a bill banning the capture and breeding of cetaceans such as whales and dolphins. <small>([[Canada#June_10|more]])</small>  [[File:Canada.gif]]
* Finland came from behind to beat favourites Canada 3-1 and win the 2019 Ice Hockey World Championship in Slovakia. <small>([[Finland#May_26|more]])</small>  [[File:Finland.gif]]
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* Portugal won the inaugural UEFA Nations League football competition beating the Netherlands 1-0 in the final. <small>([[Portugal#June_9|more]])</small>  [[File:Portugal.gif]]
* South Korean director Bong Joon-ho won the Cannes film festival's most prestigious award The Palme d'Or for his film Parasite. <small>([[Korea,_South#May_25|more]])</small>  [[File:Korea_South.gif]]
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* Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal won his 12th French Open crown beating Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 in the final. <small>([[Spain#June_9|more]])</small>  [[File:Spain.gif]]
* Argentine and Barcelona football superstar Lionel Messi won his sixth European Golden Shoe with 36 goals. <small>([[Argentina#May_24|more]])</small>  [[File:Argentina.gif]]
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* Ashleigh Barty ended Australia's 46-year wait for a French Open women’s singles tennis title by beating Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova. <small>([[Australia#June_8|more]])</small>  [[File:Australia.gif]]
* SpaceX launched a rocket carrying the first 60 satellites of Starlink, a planned satellite mega constellation that aims to provide internet from space. <small>([[United_States#May_23|more]])</small>  [[File:United_States.gif]]
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* China successfully launched a rocket from a mobile launch platform in the Yellow Sea off Shandong province, sending satellites into space. <small>([[China#June_5|more]])</small>  [[File:China.gif]]
 
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<big>'''Gold-coated fungi are the new gold diggers'''</big>
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<big>'''How we tune out distractions: Neuroscientists trace a brain circuit that filters unwanted sensory input'''</big>
<br />Australian scientists have discovered gold-coated fungi near Boddington in Western Australia.
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<br />Imagine trying to focus on a friend’s voice at a noisy party, or blocking out the phone conversation of the person sitting next to you on the bus while you try to read. Both of these tasks require your brain to somehow suppress the distracting signal so you can focus on your chosen input.
  
The thread-like fungi attach gold to their strands by dissolving and precipitating particles from their surroundings, in a process that could offer clues for finding new gold deposits.
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MIT neuroscientists have now identified a brain circuit that helps us to do just that. The circuit they identified, which is controlled by the prefrontal cortex, filters out unwanted background noise or other distracting sensory stimuli. When this circuit is engaged, the prefrontal cortex selectively suppresses sensory input as it flows into the thalamus, the site where most sensory information enters the brain.
  
There may be a biological advantage in doing so too, as the gold-coated fungi were found to grow larger and spread faster than those that don't interact with gold and play a central role in a biodiverse soil community.
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“This is a fundamental operation that cleans up all the signals that come in, in a goal-directed way,” says Michael Halassa, an assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences, a member of MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and the senior author of the study. <small>([http://news.mit.edu/2019/how-brain-ignores-distractions-0612 More])</small>
 
 
The discovery was made by Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, and published in the journal Nature Communications. <small>([https://www.csiro.au/en/News/News-releases/2019/Gold-coated-fungi-are-the-new-gold-diggers More])</small>
 
  
 
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How we tune out distractions: Neuroscientists trace a brain circuit that filters unwanted sensory input
Imagine trying to focus on a friend’s voice at a noisy party, or blocking out the phone conversation of the person sitting next to you on the bus while you try to read. Both of these tasks require your brain to somehow suppress the distracting signal so you can focus on your chosen input.

MIT neuroscientists have now identified a brain circuit that helps us to do just that. The circuit they identified, which is controlled by the prefrontal cortex, filters out unwanted background noise or other distracting sensory stimuli. When this circuit is engaged, the prefrontal cortex selectively suppresses sensory input as it flows into the thalamus, the site where most sensory information enters the brain.

“This is a fundamental operation that cleans up all the signals that come in, in a goal-directed way,” says Michael Halassa, an assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences, a member of MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and the senior author of the study. (More)

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