Sunday, December 7, 2014

Science This Week (Dec 1-7, 2014)


HIV appears to be evolving into a less infectious and deadly virus.

A new health and social care journal will encourage public and patient involvement in research!

Biological explanations for mental illness make doctors less empathetic.

Dopamine makes you happy and helps you understand math.

A newly discovered, fast-acting malaria drug looks really promising.

Pre-malignant state can now be detected in blood, providing a diagnostic tool for blood cancers.

Why females live longer than males.


Different species - from mice to fish to bees - share the same "genetic toolkit" guiding their behavior.

Birds conform to local culture.

Tool-wielding crows are left or right beaked.

Humpback whales in the Arabian sea have been isolated for 70,000 years, making them the most genetically distinct humpback whales in the world. (Open Access)

Electric eels: nature's tasers.

Lasers have been developed to determine peak fruit ripeness.


A worm's gut bacteria is able to degrade plastics!

Turns out, you can hear coral reefs dying.

Anti-inflammatory drugs in the environment affect plant growth.


Italy's first female astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti, is now up at the ISS!

What does Nature's new free-to-view program do for Open Access?

Why 10% of the population hates cilantro (weirdos).

And a pretty interesting video about what it would look like if the Earth was flat.

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