Here are some of the most interesting science articles I read this week:
Blocking memories to treat booze addiction
3 planets in habitable zone of nearby star (sounds like a great setting for a SF story, doesn't it?)
Revealed: the mystery of Saturn's giant storms
Surprise species at risk from climate change
Plants do arithmetic to get through the night
Where'd it go? Sugar solution makes tissues see-through
Watched not just by the NSA: Your de-identified DNA information can actually be identified
Research reveals low exposure of excellent work by female scientists
Long-horned rhino from China reveals origin of the unicorn
Scientists see memories as they light the corners of the mind
Supercomputers simulate orbitial debris impacts on spacecraft
What is the fastest articulated motion a human can execute?
DNA found outside genes plays largely unknown, potentially vital roles
(Note: this article also discusses a new type of RNA)
Researchers call for easing of interplanetary contamination rules
Researchers use video game tech to steer roaches on autopilot
(so one day someone trapped in a collapsed building might actually be happy to see rescuing roaches)
As if that's not enough science for you, the July issue of Scientific American has articles on grieving animals, restoring vision to blind children, and searching for life on distant planets.
Finally, as I was finishing up this post, my husband showed me an article about Britain now allowing "three-parent" IVF babies. The mother's mitochondria would be replaced by a donor's so the child would look like the father and mother but avoid inheriting a mitochondrial disease. The change would affect the child's babies as well.
Have a good weekend, everyone, and see you on Monday!