Friday, August 14, 2015

Science of the Week, 8/14/15

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

Fermilab experiment sees neutrinos change over 500 miles
(I visited Fermilab during high school and am glad it's still in active use)

Abusive men put female partners at greater sexual risk, study finds

Here's what science is learning about zombie cells
(They're talking about cells with disrupted DNA)

Parental experience may help coral offspring survive climate change

Salt flat indicates some of the last vestiges of surface water on Mars

Loss of altruism (and a body plan) without a loss of genes

C-sections could influence babies' ability to focus

Paving the way for a faster quantum computer

Don't panic, but the universe is slowly dying
(not to depress you or anything)

You can get cautiously excited about this fusion power "breakthrough"

Octopuses "are aliens," scientists decide after alien study

Competition from cats drove the extinction of many species of ancient dogs 
(this should be no surprise)

Could flu someday be prevented without a vaccine?

Algorithm aims at combating science's reproducibility problem

Humans responsible for demise of gigantic ancient mammals

Tetris can block cravings

Grammar: eventually the brain opts for the easy route
(but I refuse to give up my Oxford comma!)

Have a good weekend, and see you on Monday!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I guess cats have the upper hand after all.
Octopuses are aliens? Now that one I have to read.
Have a great weekend, Sandra!

Sandra Almazan said...

The cats are less surprising than the octopuses. Hummm, cat vs. octopus. Sounds like a story idea to me...

Have a good weekend, Alex!

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