It's the last science post for April. Here are a few news articles from ScienceBlog that I found interesting this week:
"Junk DNA" Can Sense Viral Infection
Glowing Polymers Highlight, Eliminate Prions in the Brain
‘Monster’ Discovered By Amateur Paleontologist
Who's to Blame When Robot Warriors Run Amok?
I found this article on Time.com:
Can James Cameron--Or Anyone--Really Mine Asteroids?
Finally, the May 2012 issue of Scientific American offers several interesting articles for those interested in science fiction. The topics include predicting extreme weather, a new approach to unifying physics (or an old approach resurrected), tomorrow's medicine, erasing memories, plants that sniff signals from other plants, and an interview with Intel's futurist.
My birthday is tomorrow, so I plan to ease off on the never-ending housework, visit a nearby Celtic Fest, and go out for dinner with my family. Perhaps I may even get the gift of some writing time--a scarcity on the weekend. No matter what your plans are, I hope you enjoy your weekend!