Friday, July 25, 2014

Science of the Week, 7/25/14

Here are some of the most interesting science news articles I read this week:

Nearsightedness increases with level of education and longer schooling
(maybe it's a good thing I didn't get a Ph.D)

Steam from the sun: hi-tech sponge turns solar energy into steam
(Sounds like this would be useful for a steampunk story)

Herbivores dine on toxic plants, thanks to gut microbes

Fly's super-hearing power could aid humans

Single tree grows 40 kinds of fruit

Black holes may collapse into their exact opposites: white holes

Researchers create the first model of the DNA "replication fork"

Astronomers come up dry in search for water on exoplanets

Have a good weekend, everyone, and see you Monday!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So the longer you stare at books, the greater the chance of nearsightedness? Crap, is that what happened?

Stephen said...

No wonder my night driving is so bad;
should have taken less years to finish the dissertation.

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