Friday, July 31, 2015

Science of the Week, 7/31/15

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

These superhumans are real and their DNA could be worth billions

Washington, DC sinking to a new low--literally

"Carbon sink" detected underneath world's deserts

40% of adults worldwide have never heard of climate change

Boxfish shell inspires new materials for body armor and flexible electronics

Yarn from slaughterhouse waste

Study finds brain chemicals that keep wakefulness in check

Have a good weekend, and see you Monday!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Read the first article. I'd heard of people who have that insensitivity to pain and that it's actually a drawback because they can really hurt themselves and not know it.

Pat Dilloway said...

I don't think many people would mind if DC sank right into the swamp.

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