Science News. 13 December 2018.

Science News. 13 December 2018.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top science news stories from the “Society For Science.”  Views expressed in this science news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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Russ Roberts
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NEWS IN BRIEF

The Parker Solar Probe takes its first up-close look at the sun

Dec 12 2018 5:49 PM
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe survived its first encounter with the sun and is sending data back to Earth.
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Hybrid rice engineered with CRISPR can clone its seeds

Dec 12 2018 3:52 PM
New research has created self-cloning hybrid rice, raising hopes of higher food production.
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Babies born in opioid withdrawal have unusually small heads

Dec 12 2018 3:25 PM
Infants born dependent on opioids had heads that were smaller than babies whose moms didn’t use the drugs during pregnancy.
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GROWTH CURVE

Many babies are crummy sleepers, confirming what millions of parents already know

Dec 12 2018 8:00 AM
A new survey suggests that lots and lots of babies aren’t sleeping through the night. The results may prompt new parents to lower their expectations.
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NEWS

‘Little Foot’ skeleton analysis reignites debate over the hominid’s species

Dec 12 2018 6:00 AM
Long-awaited analyses of the Little Foot skeleton have researchers disagreeing over resurrecting a defunct species name.
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RETHINK

Nearly 200 Great Barrier Reef coral species also live in the deep sea

Dec 11 2018 7:05 PM
There are more coral species lurking in the deep ocean that previously thought. That could be good news for their shallow water counterparts.
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Here’s what was surprising about Kilauea’s 3-month-long eruption

DEC 11 2018 6:39 PM
Researchers revealed new insight into the Hawaiian volcano’s most recent eruption.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Biologists are one step closer to creating snake venom in the lab

DEC 11 2018 2:08 PM
Milking snakes for venom may soon no longer be needed to make antidotes for bites.

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A new way to turn saltwater fresh can kill germs and avoid gunk buildup

DEC 11 2018 11:00 AM
A new device that harnesses sunlight to produce pure vapor from seawater could last longer and produce cleaner water than other technology.

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The list of extreme weather caused by human-driven climate change grows

DEC 11 2018 10:41 AM
The tally of extreme weather events linked to climate change continues to grow, with new studies outlining links to more than a dozen events in 2017.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Getting goose bumps could boost hair growth

DEC 11 2018 6:00 AM
The same nerves and muscles that create goose bumps may make hair grow.

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx finds signs of water on the asteroid Bennu

DEC 10 2018 6:13 PM
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft found signs of water and lots of boulders on the asteroid Bennu.

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Voyager 2 spacecraft enters interstellar space

DEC 10 2018 12:57 PM
Voyager 2 just became the second probe ever to enter interstellar space, and the first with a working plasma instrument.

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A satellite screw-up reaffirms Einstein’s theory of gravity

DEC 10 2018 6:00 AM
Two spacecraft confirm that time passes more slowly closer to Earth’s surface.

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REVIEWS & PREVIEWS

These are our favorite science books of 2018

DEC 09 2018 9:00 AM
Science News writers and editors pick which science books were this year’s must-reads.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Magnets make a new soft metamaterial stiffen up in a flash

DEC 07 2018 2:00 PM
Scientists can dial the stiffness of a bizarre new type of synthetic material up or down using magnets.

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