Say good-bye to Blu-ray. The CD of the future is coming soon.
Cancer protection in people with Down syndrome could someday lead to an anti-cancer vitamin.
That bird that keeps pooping on your head? It DOES have a grudge against you!
The top 10 new species of 2008, including a tiny seahorse and bacteria that live in hairspray (eww).
Eek! Time to switch from polycarbonate bottles to stainless steel. BPA really is as bad as they say.
What do owning an iPhone and going to Harvard have in common? According to this article, the desire to impress the opposite sex.
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A tea traditionally used in Africa may help control type-2 diabetes.
Network, network, network. It’s one of the best ways to be successful. Even if you’re a baboon.
How can plants manage to survive fallout from Chernobyl? Find out here!
You wouldn’t think a five-ton shark would be hard to find.
Nice guys don’t always finish last.
Intended to go running but didn’t quite make it? It doesn’t matter to your brain.
Photo by Tambako the Jaguar
Have trouble paying attention? Help may be on the way.
A genius’ epic failure is worth keeping.
Yeast are going to space.
Happy kids grow up to be healthy adults.
It may not be a space station, but Stephen Colbert gets something named after him.
Stoplights lead to healthier food choices
It turns out that babies are pretty smart.
10 billion times stronger than steel: it’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, it’s star crust.
We aren’t the only ones to change the climate. Early microbes brought on the first ice age by producing oxygen, (which also allowed the evolution of eukaryotes… and millions of years later, humans).
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It’s baseball season again! Although, really, the Northeast, it’s always baseball season. And what goes together with baseball better than science? Well, maybe beer, but here’s some science anyway, all from the ever wonderful New York Times.
In honor of opening day, computer-simulated baseball. (No, not fantasy baseball.)
This doctor has a unique empathy for her patients.
Babies are the glue that holds our society together, literally.
Database google searches, coming soon to a computer near you.
Ignorance really IS bliss.
Fat that burns calories!?
Why pride can be good, even if there’s not much to be proud about.
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Happy President’s Day, to those of you who got a day off! Our boss scheduled a meeting today, in spite of the holiday, so Lucy K. and I were busy slaving in the lab. In celebration of the holiday, some light science fare today.
Did you know…
…that hyena dung can preserve human hair for 200,000 years?
…that a famous actor is going to restart the Large Hadron Collider?
…that supersized calories are in our kitchens, not just at McDonald’s?
…that a green comet is passing by next week?
Photo courtesy of dean.franklin
More reasons to love Google, some great news about your energy bill, and more. Check it out in
this week’s BioBites!
Popular Science has put together a list of the worst jobs in science for 2009. Want to know more? Think your job is worse? After you read about what a taphonomist does, I bet you’ll change your mind!
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