It’s been a month since I posted a Science Tuesday, and my Inbox is exploding with the past month’s science news. We have a lot to get through, so I’m only posting the headlines – if you find them interesting, click the link to read more. Good luck.
Researchers say fossil may be oldest ever in Nev.
Archaeologists discover Israeli town that may date to biblical times
Could a comet strike be the cause of life on Earth?
Technology transforms sewer water into electricity
Healthy lifestyles shown to reverse aging at cellular level
Search for clues about dark energy is underway
Something to chew on — artificial teeth that monitor health habits
Faster visual systems give small animals slow-motion view of world
Unlike leopards, these snails can change their spots
Sequenced Siberian tiger genome indicates big cats are born to kill <–Um…duh?
Steep decline seen in drug-resistant bacterial infections
A dinosaur model in a wind tunnel
4 new species of legless lizard found in California
Researchers study how to put drug factories in your bones <–This is a story just waiting to happen. How cool.
Study finds new level of deep coma in which brain activity revives
Researchers identify gene that can stop spread of HIV in the body
Magma blob has scientists scratching their heads
Earth could sustain life at least 1.75B more years, researchers say
Rover unable to find methane on Mars, NASA says
Largest deep earthquake puzzles seismologists
Study: Humans can smell 10 categories of scents <–The 10 categories are: fragrant, woody/resinous, fruity (non-citrus), chemical, minty/peppermint, sweet, popcorn, lemon, pungent and decayed.
Lol, popcorn is it’s own scent category 😛
Study shows MERS virus jumped from animals to humans several times
Alaska glacier melt uncovers ancient forest
Researchers seek public’s help with plankton study
Audubon’s warblers pick up urge to migrate from interbreeding
NASA ends Deep Impact’s mission
Therapy administered during sleep could ease traumatic memories <–So basically they make you have nightmares of your traumatic memories every night until you’re desensitized to them. Um…no thanks.
Study finds vitamin B supplements may cut stroke risk
Leaving the galaxy would take some serious speed, study finds <–A TARDIS would also work.
Children with Down syndrome have leukemia-causing gene mutation
Afternoon naps may boost preschool children’s memory <–I think this would boost everyone’s memory. Nap time for all!
Parasites found in Egyptian dog mummy
Professor says he’s found Lincoln in a crowd photo at Gettysburg
Data about water on Mars served up at science congress
Moon not as old as once thought, study suggests
Massive quake in Pakistan may have triggered mud volcano island
Ancient leopard traps found in Israel desert
Ancient trilobites rolled up to defend themselves, study finds
19 elements to have atomic weights adjusted
Pulsar demonstrates ability to change from one form to another
New telescope camera snaps stellar view of Cat’s Paw Nebula <–Pretty!
Cuckoo finch foists parenting on other bird species <–Now that’s my kind of parenting (which is why I’m not a parent 😉 )
Fish fossil face could offer clues to evolution of human visage
Huge cache of dinosaur tracks uncovered in Alaska
New species of fungus beetle found in Ariz. cave has no eyes, wings
Genetic characteristics may help predict prostate cancer treatment response
Oxygen present on Earth 3B years ago, study suggests
Earth’s slowing rotation is making days longer, NIST says
Researchers build carbon-nanotube computer
Satellites give researchers a view of sinking Venice
Marine creatures may have multiple internal clocks
Doctors fashion new nose for man using his forehead <–*shudders* I hope I never have to grow a nose on my forehead.
Easter Island settlers ate rats, study finds
Greater MS risk seen in children, teens with diabetes
Plastics chemical found around Saturn moon Titan
Yahoo Japan creates 3D printer for students who are visually impaired
Indonesian volcano thought to be source of massive eruption in 13th century
Iraqi mound reveals evidence of ancient city
DNA-swapping microbes thrive in salty Antarctic lake
Molecule in centipede venom could lead to pain treatment
Woman with rare malady unable to hear words, but can hear sounds <–Whoa. I had no idea this existed, or that it was treatable.
Flowering plants bloomed along with first dinosaurs, study suggests
Ancient hunting tools uncovered in melting snow patch
Scientists map clouds of huge planet outside the solar system
Tear, salivary glands grown from stem cells transplanted into mice
Government shutdown has deep impact on NASA, may delay Mars mission
Study suggests ancient Mars climate was altered by supervolcanoes
Radium, other contaminants found in fracking wastewater, study says <–Radium is one of the tests I used to run in the lab. It’s a fun one – you get to turn the samples different colors and they get really hot.
London construction workers find Roman-era skulls along new rail route
Worker digging oil pipeline unearths dinosaur tail
Stem cell extraction technique uses magnets
Jellyfish clog cooling pipes at Swedish nuclear reactor
Power plants could benefit from charged water drops, study says
Ocean health imperiled thrice over, IPSO says
Bulk of Earth’s xenon concealed in planet’s core, study suggests
South American expedition finds 60 possible new species
Honeybees smell trouble in diesel exhaust
Mystery diseases diagnosed through Human Genome Project
Lab-grown brain cells shows promise for treating Parkinson’s disease
Higgs boson key to dark matter creation, physicists suggest
Researchers devise early warning system for sinkholes
Mercury may be turning masterpieces black, researchers say
3 Americans share Nobel Prize for their work on cells
NASA finds way to keep Mars mission aloft amid government shutdown
Physicists win Nobel prize for predicting Higgs boson
Tall tunnels found underneath Antarctic ice shelf
Pinocchio lizard not extinct after all
Robotic swarm to be used to shred jellyfish in South Korea <–I’m not a huge jellyfish fan, but ouch!
Unique sundial found marking ancient grave in Ukraine
New metal can change shape
Pebble is evidence of comet strike 28 million years ago, researcher says
Swiss company looks to clean up junk orbiting Earth
Astronomers rediscover elusive Neptune moon in Hubble photos
Earth to help slingshot NASA spacecraft toward Jupiter
Evidence of massacre found at ancient fort site in Sweden
Portrait found in Swiss bank vault resembles da Vinci drawing
DNA study links Ashkenazi Jews’ lineage to Europe
Malaria vaccine could be available in 2016
Nobel Prize for chemistry goes to 3 U.S. scientists
Saturn, Jupiter may hold tons of diamonds, study suggests <–Guess we shouldn’t have shut down NASA, huh?
DNA test casts doubt that mummified head was that of Henry IV
Study: Cell culture transplant shows promise in treating brain disorders
Study: Melting iron in Earth’s inner core leads to seismic anomaly
New species of large Amazonian fish is identified
Ozone changes cause warmer temperatures in southern Africa, research finds
Portable device could help with treatment of jaundiced babies
Juno probe en route to Jupiter after puzzling glitch
Submerged wireless network could allow researchers to be online and underwater <–Looks like my mermaids in StO could be getting WiFi 😉
Fossilized mosquito is first found with blood in abdomen <–But…in JURASSIC PARK they showed the researchers taking blood from a mosquito! My childhood is a lie!
Broccoli byproduct could treat radiation sickness, study finds
Researchers explore how brain registers touch
Whew! That was a LOT of science news. I’ll get back on my normal Science Tuesday schedule next week, but if you don’t want to wait for Tuesdays to get your science news fix you can sign up for the Sigma Xi SmartBrief here.