Friday, December 19, 2014

Science of the Week, 12/19/14

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

How climate change could leave cities in the dark

New way to turn genes on

40 million year war between primates and pathogens

What really killed the dinosaurs?

"Radiogenetics" seeks to remotely control cells and genes

Carbon-trapping "sponges" can trap greenhouse gases

Study hints that ancient Earth made its own water--geologically

Hugs help protect against stress and infection 

(so don't be afraid to hug your sweetie when he or she is sick)

and of course

Odds for life on Mars tick up--a little

Do you think there is life on Mars? If there is, would it be ethical to terraform the planet?

Have a good weekend, and see you Monday.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Then I'll give my wife a hug when I get home tonight!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I leapt over to What Really Killed the Dinos

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