Here are some of the most interesting science news stories I read this week:
Foreign language learning in adults associated with genetic variation
DNA breakage underlies both learning, age-related damage
(I hope that doesn't mean people who learn a lot age faster)
Researchers design the most precise quantum thermometer to date
Falling apart: over 95% of the world's population has health problems
Robots from South Korea, US win DARPA finals
Mission possible: This device will self-destruct when heated
Soft robotic glove could [help] loss of hand motor control from muscular dystrophy, ALS, or spinal cord injury
Crop adjustments may lessen climate change's economic effects
Scientists show fMRI memory detectors can be easily fooled
Scientists may have found red blood cells in 75-million-year old dinosaur fossil
Engineers develop a computer that operates on water droplets
Plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050
Man's best germs: does your dog influence your health?
Chimps may know when they are right and move to prove it
Could an Ebola treatment already exist?
MIT team creates ultracold molecules
Nuts and peanuts may protect against major causes of death
Have a good weekend, and see you Monday!