Sunday, December 14, 2014

Science This Week (Dec 8-14, 2014)


A special feature on the promises and perils of e-cigarettes.

Poor semen quality is often indicative of other, seemingly unrelated health problems.

A schematic representation of in vivo spontaneous assembly of MSRs and recruitment of host cells for maturation.


Chicken genomes have undergone the least amount of change since evolving from dinosaurs.

The genes involved in birdsong are strikingly similar to the ones involved in human speech.

And how birds get by without external ears. (Open Access)

The story of the deep-sea bone worm has taken a strange turn: evolutionary reversal never before seen in the animal kingdom!

Dragonflies on the hunt display a complex choreography.


Scientists estimate that there are over 250 000 tons of plastic in the oceans. (Open Access)

How climate change will affect ectotherms.

Australia's shark policies have been hugely influenced by movie myths. (Open Access)

Poppies are fading from Flanders fields as Europe's plant biodiversity changes.

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

And a win! The critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle is making a comeback!


We may be living in a computer simulation - and there's math to prove it.

Deciphering the "loopome."

You are not what you think you are:

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