Friday, July 03, 2015

Science of the Week, 7/3/15

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

Lifelong learning is made possible by recycling of histones

New theory on consciousness: There is no free will

The bizarre mating habits of flatworms

A good night's sleep could be the wrong response to trauma

New model of cosmic stickiness favors "Big Rip" demise of universe

Creating bacterial "fight clubs" to discover new drugs

Something's literally fishy: study finds fish smell makes us suspicious

"Permanently wet" surface coating slides into consumer space

Extreme makeover: Mankind's unprecedented transformation of Earth

New plan proposed to send humans to Mars

Rats "dream" paths to a brighter future

To survive the heatpocalypse, corals are already adapting to global warming

Have a good weekend, and Happy July 4th to everyone celebrating!  Here's some Schoolhouse Rock to help set the mood:
























4 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Think I will pass on the mating habits of flatworms.
Schoolhouse Rock shorts came out when I was a kid, so that really brings back memories.
Happy Fourth of July!

Pat Dilloway said...

Happy Independence Day! Party like a flatworm.

Sandra Almazan said...

I also grew up with Schoolhouse Rock, Alex.

Pat, I don't think I'm really suited to that kind of party.

TBM said...

Never even thought of the mating life of flatworms. Intriguing.

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