For me, the most exciting event of the week is my son starting kindergarten today. However, there's plenty of science news going on as well. Here are a few of the most interesting news articles from ScienceBlog this week:
Key to burning fat faster discovered
The Milky Way now has a twin (or two)
Multiple factors, including climate change, led to collapse and depopulation of ancient Maya
Self-charging power cell converts and stores energy in a single unit
Sea life facing major extinction "shock"
"DNA wires" could help physicians diagnose disease
That's it for this week. Enjoy your weekend, and see you Monday!