Friday, June 26, 2015

Science of the Week, 6/26/15

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

Newly discovered "ring of teeth" helps determine what common ancestor of moulting animals looked like (this is Halluigenia from the Cambrian)

NIH begins clinical trial of new medication for alcohol use disorder

Using directed energy propulsion for interstellar travel

Medication may stop drug and alcohol addiction

Inflaming the drive for suicide

Disabled people pilot a robot remotely with their thoughts

Island rodents take on nightmarish proportions 
(I wonder if this explains the ROUS in The Princess Bride)

Heartbeat on a chip could improve pharmaceutical tests

Have a good weekend, and I'll see you Monday!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Giant rodents - now I'm curious.
Have a great weekend, Sandra!

Sandra Almazan said...

You too, Alex!

Pat Dilloway said...

I think it was Australia where they were training huge rats to detect explosives and stuff like that. Sounded really gross to me.

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