As I'm starting to ramp up my preparation for my upcoming PhD defense, I will most likely not be writing my usual posts. But since science never stops, I'll continue with my normal Sunday summary. So, this week in science:
Stress and trauma affect sperm RNA in mice. This has implications for the heritability of depressive mood disorders.
Thanks to rare male advantage - a type of sexual selection where females of a species prefer a male with an uncommon trait - beards may be on their way out!
Babies may be crying at night so that mom and dad can't get it on. No sex, no siblings.
In astrobiology news: new insights were outlined on the origins of life (Open Access)
A new technique has been designed for facilitating the genetic characterization of the genes involved in photosynthesis. (Open Access)
Lifestyle determines gut flora, which directly influences health. (Open Access)
Nano-particle combinations used to deliver multiple cancer treatments.
Researchers have discovered when flesh eating bacteria developed their flesh eating capability (Open Access)
Vitamin B3 may have come from meteors striking the Earth.
Five anthropogenic factors that will drastically change North American forests in 50 years. (Open Access)