It's the first day of second grade for my son today.Yes, it may seem strange that he goes back on a Friday, but I think it's partly because his school goes from preschool through high school, and the older kids have special events that take place earlier in the week. Or perhaps it's so the young kids can get the first day excitement out of the way, recuperate over the weekend, and start fresh on Monday. I'm just as excited as Alex is--perhaps more so.
Anyway, here are some of the most interesting science news articles I read this week:
Why global warming is taking a break
The doctor can see you now: high-tech health gadgets to watch for
First indirect evidence of so-far undetected strange baryons
New home for an "evolutionary misfit"
FDA-approved drug restores hair in patients with alopecia areata
Laser device may end pin pricks, improve quality of life for diabetics
MIT helps drones monitor their own health on long flights
The ABCs of animal speech: not so random after all
How lizards regenerate their tails: researchers discover genetic "recipe"
Have a good weekend, and I'll see you on Monday!