Friday, January 19, 2018

Science of the Week, 1/19/18

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

"Superblack" bird of paradise feathers absorb 99.95% of light

"Earworm melodies with strange aspects"--what happens when an AI makes music

Citizen scientists discover five tightly packed exoplanets

General anaesthetics do more than put you to sleep

Babies stir up clouds of bio-gunk when they crawl

Are cloaking devices coming? Metalens-shaped light may lead the way

How did the matter in our universe arise from nothing?

9 reasons why cats have 9 lives

Turning heat into electricity


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bio-gunk - now I know why we never had kids.
I guess those birds are nothing but black holes.

Sandra Almazan said...

It may sound gross, Alex, but babies need to be exposed to "bio-gunk" in order to develop healthy immune systems.

Pat Dilloway said...

I want a cloaking device.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Our cats are not the sharpest, so they better hope they have more than 9 lives.

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