Friday, April 01, 2016

Science of the Week: 4/1/16

Best of luck to everyone participating in the A-Z Challenge this year! I'm sitting this year's challenge out. I considered using my Season Avatars series as a theme, but I think it makes sense to wait until more books are out. Hopefully by next April, the series will be finished.

As tempting as it is to make up some science news stories for you this week, the following stories are all real:

An ancient killer: ancestral malaria organisms traced to age of dinosaurs

Biological mechanism passes on long-term epigenetic "memories"

GI tract bacteria help decrease stroke

"Siberian unicorn" went extinct much later than we thought

Saving sunshine for a rainy day

Not all mind wandering is created equal
(proof that not all who wander are lost)

Study explores carb-loading's effect on the heart

one crop breeding cycle from starvation

early-stage embryos with abnormalities may still develop into healthy babies


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Siberian Unicorn? Now that I have to read.
Have a good weekend!

Sandra Almazan said...

Thanks for stopping by, Alex. Have a good weekend!

James Pailly said...

Interesting stuff. The dinosaur malaria article was my favorite, but the one about saving sunshine is actually useful for a story I'm working on.

Yolanda Renee said...

The winds have hit with a force, they are actually knocking on the door. May lose power, but wow, what a storm.

Love the stories, will check them out later!

Will miss you during the A to Z!

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