Friday, January 23, 2015

Science of the Week, 1/23/15

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

People can be convinced they committed a crime that never happened

When heavy metals go off-kilter: Excess iron promotes aging

Was first nuke test the start of new human-dominated epoch, the Anthropocene?

Harnessing gene helps repair muscular dystrophy damage

NASA, NOAA find 2014 warmest year in modern record

Three nearly Earth-size planets found orbiting nearby star

Is it possible to reset our biological clocks?

How does the brain react to the restoration of eyesight?

Women seen as lacking natural "brilliance" may explanation underrepresentation in academia

 Planets outside our solar system more hospitable than thought

Oops: humanity has exceeded 4 of 9 "planetary boundaries"

How does a machine smell? Better than it did

Particles accelerate without a push

New computation method helps identify functional DNA
























5 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

2014 was the warmest? Really? It was one of the mildest summers we've ever had and more snow in the winter than I've ever seen.

Sandra Almazan said...

We had a rough winter and a mild summer too, but they're looking at overall temperatures. I think the report did mention that the Midwest was cooler than other parts of the globe.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

My wife just has to give me 'that' look and I'll confess to any crime.

Sandra Almazan said...

Sounds like she would be good at interrogation!

Sandra Almazan said...

I mean that as a joke.

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