Friday, August 19, 2016

Science of the Week--8/19/16

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

Headband detects concussions, collects data on hard hits

Genome sequencing may help avert banana Armageddon

 Brain-maching interface triggers recovery for paraplegic patients

Global warming's next surprise: saltier beaches

NASA's Fermi mission expands its search for dark matter

New technique may help detect Martian life

Study finds taller people are more politically conservative
(This study was done in Britain, so I don't know if it's also true in the US)

Diet and exercise can reduce Alzheimer's protein

Latinos age slower than other ethnicities, UCLA study shows

Transparent wood for windows is cooler than glass

Methane-eating microorganisms: a solution to climate change?

Venus-like exoplanet might have oxygen atmosphere, but no life

Have a good weekend, everyone, and see you Monday!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So is short person syndrome just liberalism run amuck? (Sorry, that was too easy.)
Have a good weekend!

Pat Dilloway said...

Banana Armageddon sounds hilarious though I'm sure it's serious.

James Pailly said...

I hadn't heard about the exoplanet with oxygen in its atmosphere before. I guess oxygen is not as clear an indicator of alien life as I thought.

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