Friday, August 07, 2015

Science of the Week, 8/7/15

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

Changing clocks and changing seasons: scientists find role for neuronal plasticity

Paralyzed men move legs with new non-invasive spinal cord stimulation

Starvation effects handed down for generations

High effectiveness found in Guinea Ebola ring vaccination trial

"Aha!" Sudden insights are real--and you can train your brain to have more

What would the world look like to someone with a bionic eye?

Scientists successfully edit human T cells

Giving robots a more nimble grasp

Feed supplement greatly reduces dairy cow emissions

New strain of yeast to be helpful in toxic waste removal

Spaceflight may increase susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease
(Bad news for astronauts)

Bacteria that prevents type 1 diabetes

Animal-eye view of the world revealed with new visual software

Paleo diet: big brains needed carbs

World-largest petawatt laser completed, delivering 2,000 trillion watts output

Have a good weekend, everyone! I'm taking a vacation day today to get some writing done. I'll tell you how that went on Monday. Tomorrow is also my husband's birthday, so we have dinner and improv scheduled. I hope you have some fun things planned too!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I knew there was a reason I didn't really want to go into outer space.
Hope you get a lot done today.

Jennifer Ruth Jackson said...

I could definitely use "Eureka Moments" more often.

I Tweeted the link about movement with paralysis. Great news... or, hopeful news.

Pat Dilloway said...

I guess it's good I'll never go into space; my bowels are bad enough already.

Anonymous said...

The ebola vaccine trials are really exciting! I'm hoping for greater positive results in the future.

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