Happy St. Patrick's Day! Don't forget to wear green if you want to celebrate the holiday.
Here are some of the most interesting science news articles I read this week:
Could fast radio bursts be powering alien probes?
Attention Earthlings: Help wanted in finding a new planet
New materials could turn water into the fuel of the future
Study: soils could release much more carbon than expected as climate warms
Professor develops statistical model to predict NCAA tournament winners
In U.S. in 2016, 3.2 trillion miles driven: air, roads feeling the heat
Empathy from the sick may be critical to halting disease outbreaks
Have a good weekend, and see you Monday.