Friday, September 09, 2016

Science of the Week, 9/9/16

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

Can the woolly mammoth be brought back from the dead?

A strange thing happened in the stratosphere

Early-onset spring models may indicate "nightmare" for ag

Stanford engineers develop a plastic clothing material that cools the skin

Malaria, once a scourge in Bhutan, is nearing elimination

Twin study helps unravel the genetic blueprint of the human brain

Nutrient pollution is changing sounds in the sea

Antibacterial ingredients in indoor dust could contribute to antibiotic resistance





 











4 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Clothing that cools? That will be a big hit here in the South.

Pat Dilloway said...

I'm not sure why we would want the woolly mammoth back. It could backfire like Jurassic Park.

Pat Dilloway said...

BTW have you seen a book called The Fifth Season won a Hugo Award this year? https://smile.amazon.com/Fifth-Season-Broken-Earth-Book-ebook/dp/B00H25FCSQ?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&ref_=pe_170810_207149920_pe_row1_b3_t#nav-subnav

Sandra Almazan said...

Alex, I need clothing that warms. This year, it seems I've been more sensitive to air conditioning and breezes than usual.

Pat, I don't think it would work unless you also replicated the woolly mammoth's environment, and that would be much more difficult to do. And yes, I did hear about The Fifth Season winning the Hugo. I read that book last year, and it's got great world-building.

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