Friday, September 02, 2016

Science of the Week, 9/2/16

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

Ranavirus study finds "super spreaders" of disease

Activity tracker uses heart rate to personalize amount of exercise needed to prevent death

Shifts in the microbiome impact tissue repair and regeneration

Chew on this: how we believe our meat was raised can influence how it tastes

iPads as effective as sedatives for children before operations

The world's largest 3D printed object

Researchers discover machines can learn by simply observing

Dogs understand both vocabulary and intonation of human speech

Proxima b: could life exist on Earth-like planet in the solar system next door?

How to plan a happy neighborhood

Have a good weekend, everyone, and if you celebrate Labor Day, enjoy the extended weekend! I'm not sure yet if I'll have a post for Monday, but I'll definitely have one for Wednesday.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So, give a kid an iPad and he calms down?
Amount of exercise needed to prevent death. However, if you do experience death for more than four hours, contact your doctor...

Sandra Almazan said...

Alex, it explains a lot about my son and his iPad. And good one about experiencing death for more than four hours!

Pat Dilloway said...

Machines learn by observing? Can my toaster learn not to burn stuff then?

Karen Lynn said...

Cool articles! I'm off to read about ipad sedatives.

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