I was on a business trip earlier this week and couldn't log in to Blogger/Google, so since I didn't have a pre-scheduled post for Wednesday, I wasn't able to put something up. Sorry about that. Admittedly, I wasn't sure what I was going to discuss anyway. Does anyone have any suggestions about a topic you'd like to see me blog about? It could be writing tips, something about one of my stories, or something else. Please let me know in the comments.
Here are some of the most interesting science news articles I read this week:
A computer has passed the Turing Test for the first time
A new way to make laser-like beams using 250x less power
Genes found in nature yield 1918-like virus with pandemic potential
What happens to "cool" kids?
When good people do bad things
Oh great: Mayo Clinic researchers discover new form of cancer
Charging portable electronics in 10 minutes
Dark side of the moon mystery solved (and Pink Floyd had nothing to do with it)
Exercise boosts diversity of gut bacteria
Did violence shape our faces?
NASA selects next sci-fi projects to fund
Bacteria explain why stress, fear trigger heart attacks