Science Tuesday: All of May’s Science News

Happy Tuesday, Aledan Merfolk! It’s been a loooong time since we’ve had a Science Tuesday, and we’ve missed a lot of awesome science news, so let’s take a look at all the awesome things that happened in May, starting with ET!

Intelligent extraterrestrial life likely exists

Strange tail-less comet observed by researchers

LHC gears up to search for possible new particle

Fewer than 10 Royal Turtles remain in wild in Cambodia

Scientists transform skin cells into non-functional sperm

Aerial pesticide spraying correlates with autism risk in children

Wreckage of Cook’s Endeavour possibly found off R.I. coast

Seasonal dark lines on Mars may be created by boiling water

Exoplanets orbiting ultra-cool dwarf star could harbor life

New jellyfish discovered by NOAA in Marianas Trench

New species of frog found in Amazon rainforest

Google joins Mich. colleges in effort to resolve water woes in Flint

Trillion species of microbes, most undiscovered, may exist on Earth

Wheel wear won’t keep Mars Curiosity from climbing mountain

Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo is world’s top spot for lightning

Female giant water bugs attracted to egg-carrying males

Researchers link type 1 diabetes risk to viral infections in children

3 possible reasons suggested for moon’s mysterious swirls

Leopards aren’t as abundant as once thought

Study puts focus on crocodile eyes

Embryos grown outside uterus for 13 days in pair of studies

Mouse study looks at how ketamine works as antidepressant

Sierra Leone Ebola survivors developed blindness later

Fossil discovery sheds light on primate evolution mystery

Quake swarms point to magma recharge at Mount St. Helens

Venus flytraps’ predatory ways may have roots in defense

Scientists calculate distant black hole’s mass

Gut calming messages blocked by defective genes in Crohn’s disease patients

Marijuana to be tested as treatment for PTSD in clinical trial

Ancient marine reptile boasts unusual hammerhead

Researchers check for leprosy in red squirrels on UK island

Society can influence bedtimes, but not wake times

Fast, economical test for Zika developed

Implant helps restore some sight to macular degeneration patients

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis linked to increased heart disease risk in women

Model, maps offer detailed view of Mercury

Clean water ice covers Pluto’s moon Hydra

Many of world’s plants threatened with extinction

Contradictory radar scans fuel debate over Tutankhamun’s tomb

Canadian teen links constellation with hidden Mayan city

Researchers say basalt shard was part of oldest known ax with handle

Camels’ genetic diversity linked to ancient trade routes

Kepler space telescope locates 1,284 new exoplanets

Atomic oxygen found in Mars’ atmosphere

Lava bubbles in volcanic rock offer clues to early life on Earth

Evidence of early oxygen found in 2.7-billion-year-old micrometeorites

Darkest ocean depths home to lots of life (like…mermaids?!)

Bend in Hawaii-Emperor Seamount caused by mantle flow

WHO: UK, Ireland areas exceed air pollution safety levels

Worm excrement responsible for strange mounds in South America

Cold climate shift may have been factor in Neanderthal extinction

Earth-sun magnetic field interactions seen by NASA space probes

Strange radio-wave echoes may finally have explanation

Scientists surprised to find eukaryote with no mitochondria

Caregiver depression may linger long after patient leaves ICU

Bones of American bison ancestor uncovered in Fla.

CT scan shows tiny Egyptian coffin holds ancient mummified fetus

Dung beetles take mental snapshot of sky to guide them

Study offers evidence that RNA may have started life on Earth

Space Station reaches 100,000th-orbit milestone

Expanding red giant stars could warm frozen planets enough to support life

Roman-era artifacts found near shipwreck by amateur divers in Israel

Swift bleaching of Great Barrier Reef documented in photos

Texas research team reports successful cloning of Zika virus strain

DARPA shows off latest inventions, designs

Ancient multi-celled organisms found in China

Explaining giraffe necks is a stretch goal for scientists

Chemistry of Europa’s oceans could be like Earth’s

Spider-silk-like wire developed by scientists

AI speedily learns Bose-Einstein condensate experiment

Study examines gender disparity in silent heart attacks

Bacteria may lead to development of type 1 diabetes

Small object in Kuiper Belt seen in New Horizons images

Area surrounding sun-like star similar to Kuiper Belt

Unique horns adorned 2 new dinosaur species found in Mont., Utah

Scientists examine retreat of Antarctica’s Totten Glacier

New Orleans, surrounding areas sinking

Ohio site used for spiritual ceremonies 2,300 years ago

Hubble image offers detailed view of Mars

Urban bees mostly dine on flowers rather than human food

Insect-like flying robots can stick to surfaces

Small modular nuclear reactors take step closer to marketplace

Migraine patients may find relief with green light

Childhood obesity tied to prenatal BPA exposure

Experiment supports pilot-wave theory

Exoplanets offer clues to formation of our solar system

2 separate studies link birds’ red color to same gene

Colorful gardens mark Arctic fox dens

Shark bites on rise in Hawaii because more people in water

Researchers find dangerous Nile crocodiles in Fla.

Skeletons in ancient mass graves likely Battle of Dunbar prisoners

Fossil of strange ichthyosaur offers insight about mass extinction

Lips may have covered dinosaurs’ teeth (pucker up for dino porn! Which is actually a thing…)

Solar flares from nascent sun may have paved way for life on Earth

Study paints bleak picture if global warming continues

Barley used to make beer in China 5,000 years ago

Environmental toxins may explain carcinogenic meat research

Black holes start out massive and get bigger

Dolphins need mucus to help make sounds to find prey (“It’s kind of like making a raspberry,” said researcher Aaron Thode. <- This is my favorite science news this past month. I can totally see Niku doing this)

Excavation of Malcolm X’s boyhood home finds 18th-century artifacts

Australian researchers make progress with silicon in quantum computers

Depression in adolescents tied to socioeconomic status

Historic sites in Detroit to share $50,000 in preservation grants

Neanderthals likely built mysterious 176,000-year-old structures

Studies suggest that colliding black holes may be dark matter

Tree cloud-seeding experiments may have impact on climate predictions

World War II plane missing since 1944 found near Palau

Ancient Phoenician’s genome sequenced

Protein linked to Alzheimer’s may be triggered by infections

Study IDs new eye problems in Zika-infected infants

Huge deep sea sponge could be 1,000 years old

Mars emerging from ice age

Abrupt change in 1242 Hungary climate pushed out invading Mongols

Improvement of optical clocks may pave way for redefinition of second

Bacterial infection resistant to antibiotics found in US patient (Well this is scary as shit)

Study ties AFib to increased cancer risk among women


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Rebecca Enzor

Rebecca Enzor is a chemist in Charleston, SC who writes Young Adult and New Adult Fantasy and Magical Realism. Repped by Eric Smith of P.S. Literary.

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