Friday, September 22, 2017

Science of the Week, 9/22/17

It's the first day of fall, which means it's Ysabel's birthday! Time to celebrate by featuring her book, Fifth Season. Sorry, Pumpkin Spice isn't a thing in Challen, but there are apples, roasted nuts, and animals out of their natural habitat.

Anyway, here are some of the most interesting science news articles I read this week:

Skin patch dissolves "love handles" in mice

Why spurned males abandon courtship attempts

Thirdhand smoke exposure effects on liver and brain found to worsen over time

New climate risk classification created to account for potential existential threats

Cassini probe plummets into Saturn's atmosphere after 20 years and 4.9 billion miles

Reliance on "gut feelings" linked to belief in fake news

Teens are growing up more slowly today than they did in past decades

Researchers switch off impulse to drink alcohol by blocking immune system

For some ducks, size matters for surprising reasons

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


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Probably not football in her world, either.
Teens are not only growing up more slowly, I'm worried many of them will never grow up.

Pat Dilloway said...

I better get a bunch of those skin patches.

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