Friday, September 30, 2011

Science of the Week, 9/30/11

Here we are, at the end of another month already. Here are my picks for the most interesting science news stories from Science Blogs:

Video shows first tool use by fish

How global warming causes animals to shrink (can I blame my shortness on global warming?)

Research points toward Alzheimer's vaccine

Autism may have had advantages in the past

Not very much this week, but hopefully you'll find something you like.

Have a good weekend, and see you on Monday!


Creepy Query Girl said...

global warming is causing animals to shrink? I don't thinkn I'm totally shrinking but sometiems I swear my head is. I swear very year my teeth look bigger like I have some kind of shrunkin head syndrome. But maybe that's just me...:)

Briane P said...

Loved the fish story -- and thanks for the link to the autism story. I hadn't seen that yet. "To a hammer, everything looks like a nail." And to an evolutionary psychologist, everything must be examined through that lens. But I confess that I, also, have wondered whether autism might not be an adaptation that would help us --

So I can see where the paper comes from, even though I think the basic reasoning is flawed.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Alzheimer's vaccine. That would be phenomenal!

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