Friday, August 05, 2016

Science of the Week, 8/5/16

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

English Bulldog's gene pool may be too small to heal the breed

Portable device produces biopharmaceuticals on demand

Breastfed preemies turn out smarter

Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

Compromise nearly guaranteed when a woman is involved in decision-making pairs

New evidence suggests first mass extinction was engineered by animals

Cognitive ability varies, but prejudice is universal

Meat consumption contributing to global obesity

Is Earthly life premature from a cosmic perspective?

Electronic skin patch offers new way to monitor alcohol levels

Male-harming DNA mutation reinforces "mother's curse" hypothesis

Scientists have just uncovered a major difference between RNA and DNA

Sprinkling of neural dust opens door to electroceuticals

"Red gene" in birds and turtles suggests dinosaurs had bird-like color vision

Have a good weekend, and I'll see you Monday!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Does this mean bulldogs will soon be too ugly to live?
Meat consumption contributes to obesity - no kidding! (Ever seen a really fat vegetarian?) Plus all the other things it does to your body, especially red meat. I'm not vegetarian, but I stopped eating beef years ago.

Pat Dilloway said...

It is sad what over tinkering has done to bulldogs.

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