Friday, March 10, 2017

Science of the Week, 3/10/17

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

Researchers can predict terrorist behavior with more than 90 percent accuracy

To understand others' minds, "being" them beats reading them
(I think in this case, reading a story about them might be considered "being" them.)

Nanoengineers 3D print biomimetic blood vessel networks

Break the two-hour marathon record? It could be done today

More intense and frequent severe rainstorms likely. No drop-off expected.

Probiotic found in yogurt can reverse depression symptoms, UVA finds

Reusable sponge soaks up oil, could revolutionize spill cleanup

PTSD risk can be predicted by hormone levels prior to deployment

Dental plaque DNA shows Neandertals used "aspirin"

A new era for physics? With creation of new form of matter,a time crystal, it just might be

Chemical used to detect Alzheimer's extends roundworm lifespan

Researchers find neurological link between religious experiences and epilepsy


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Why would you want to extend the life of a roundworm? And I wonder how much money was wasted on that last one?

Sandra Almazan said...

The title on that story doesn't do the article justice, Alex. This chemical worked on many different species of roundworms, and the scientists were able to replicate the results in other laboratories too. These results suggests the chemical may have similar effects in humans, so it has potential to greatly extend our own lifespans while also protecting us from age-related diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

James Pailly said...

"Time crystals" sounds like a plot device from Doctor Who.

Pat Dilloway said...

I'd need two months for a marathon without some robot legs or something.

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