Friday, December 04, 2015

Science of the Week, 12/4/15

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

A horse's eye view: does a pony see what we see?
(This article also talks about the vision of chimps and dolphins.)

Increased CO2 enhances plankton growth, opposite of what was expected
(No mention of how they compensate for reduced levels of calcium carbonate, which goes along with increased CO2)

Scientists get first glimpse of black hole eating star, ejecting high-speed flare

Climate can grind down mountains faster than they can rebuild

The inside story on wearable electronics

Scientists find "Cosmic Web" holding the universe together

Twitter data can make roads safer during inclement weather

 Cosmic radio bursts yield first clues about their origins

Blocking a single molecule defeats chronic fear

Researchers confirm original blood vessels in 80-million-year-old fossil

Have a good weekend, everyone, and see you Monday!


Pat Dilloway said...

Cosmic Web? Eeek, giant dark matter spiders!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The person who wrote the title for the black hole story really needs to go back and read it a few more times...
Block chronic fear? Like in people with severe anxiety?

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