Friday, March 03, 2017

Science of the Week: 3/3/17

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

Melting sea ice may be speeding Nature's clock in the Arctic

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer stress

Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health
(I wonder what effect watching squirrels raid your bird feeder has on your mental health)

International team reports ocean acidification spreading rapidly in Arctic Ocean

Nature can beat back scientific tinkering with genes of entire species

Record-high temperatures for Antarctic region confirmed

Experiments help assess risks posed by falling space rocks

These two are from the New York Times and may be behind a paywall:

The Woolly Mammoth's Last Stand

Scientists Say Canadian Bacteria Fossils May Be Earth's Oldest

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


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nature beats back science? No surprise.
Have a good weekend!

Pat Dilloway said...

I tried probiotics once; mostly they turned my poop green.

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