Welcome to the 03 January 2019 edition of “Hawaii Science Digest”–a Hawaii Island blog focusing on science, technology, medicine, health, the environment, cyber security, and artificial intelligence (AI). Views expressed in this science news review are those of the reporters and correspondents. Today’s post cites articles published by “Science News Magazine.” Here are the details:
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“Science News Magazine”, 02 January 2019, published by the Society for Science & the Public.
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Ultima Thule’s snowmanlike shape shows the New Horizons target was probably two space rocks that got stuck together.
Experiments in rats show that a new soft device could help alleviate frequent, sudden urges to urinate.
This scientist is studying how meat changes as it rots to figure out what Neandertals might have eaten.
2018 was a year all about impact — on the planet, on solving crimes, on mosquito populations, on reversing paralysis, and more.
Astronomer Nancy Roman, the “mother of Hubble,” has died.
Japanese monkeys take turns while communicating. Adjusting response times while chattering, macaques intentionally pause like humans do when chatting.
The New Horizons spacecraft is ready for the most distant close flyby of a rocky object in the solar system, a rocky body called MU69 or Ultima Thule.
From male birth control to wombat poop, Science News online readers had a wide variety of favorite stories on our website.
From black hole insights to the future of self-driving cars to figuring out what it means to be human, 2019 will be a big year in science.
In 2018, AI bested humans at following fauna, diagnosing disease, mapping the moon and more.
Apollo 8 launched on December 21, 1968, with three astronauts on board, making 10 revolutions around the moon — the first manned lunar orbits.
This year, some missions started exploring the cosmos, while others were winding down.
A survey suggests that nearly one-third of American adults are sleeping fewer than 6 hours a night, and minority groups are most affected.
Discoveries about fossils, the Big Bang and more could shake up the scientific world – if they turn out to be true.
A study takes a stab at quantifying Christmas-related mishaps.
A new study provides evidence of plumelike structures in ancient flying reptiles.
Fossil plants from Jordan reveal more plant lineages that made it through the Great Dying roughly 252 million years ago.
In the #MeToo era, the scientific community is confronting its own sexual harassment problems and looking to research for solutions.
It’s not yet time to abandon the idea that adult human brains make new nerve cells.
Fast-multiplying insects with earthworm powers have invaded Antarctica, and scientists are worried about how their waste could affect the continent.
Adult mice hearts have no stem cells, a study finds. The same may be true for people, and that’s not welcome news for those who’ve had a heart attack.
High schoolers’ use of e-cigarettes shot up from 2017 to 2018, and public health officials are concerned that a new generation is at risk for nicotine addiction.
Deoxyribose, the sugar of DNA, was created in a lab simulating ice in space.
The first high-resolution images of Bennu confirm that the asteroid looks very similar to the asteroid Ryugu.