Today is my son's first day of third grade. Trust me, it'll be newsworthy if we can get him to school on time. (Of course, with first day excitement, we usually do manage to get there before school starts, but it becomes more difficult as the year goes on.)
Here are some of the most interesting science news articles I read this week:
Black holes aren't as black as thought
(Information is stored on the event horizon and so can escape, but it's still useless, according to Stephen Hawking. Unless the information makes it to a parallel universe...)
Researchers identify signature of microbiomes associated with schizophrenia
Crash-tolerant data storage could lead to computers that never lose your data
Blood cleaning device scrubs toxins, pathogens, from the red stuff
Intractable pain may find relief in tiny gold rods
A metabolic master switch underlying human obesity
Driverless cars will change the world, but how exactly?
Hunger drives unethical acts, but only in the quest for food
Have a good weekend, and I'll see you Monday!