ScienceNews: Latest Headlines, 24 Jan 2019

Welcome to the Thursday morning edition of “Hawaii Science Digest”.  This Hawaii Island blog focuses on science, technology, medicine, health, the environment, cyber security, and artificial intelligence (AI).  Content provided by the current issue of “ScienceNews” (Society For Science & the Public).

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Latest Headlines

01/24/2019

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Young emperor penguins brave icy, winter waters in their first year

Jan 23 2019 5:07 PM

Young emperor penguins learn survival skills on their own, including how to navigate Antarctica’s icy winter ocean.

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NEWS

A CRISPR gene drive for mice is one step closer to reality

Jan 23 2019 1:17 PM

Researchers have made progress toward creating a gene drive for mice in the lab. Such genetic cut-and-paste machines have yet to be made for mammals.

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NEWS

Ordinary cameras can now photograph out-of-sight objects

Jan 23 2019 1:00 PM

Thanks to a new photo-analyzing computer program, a photographer’s line of sight no longer has to be a straight shot.

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NEWS

The cerebellum may do a lot more than just coordinate movement

Jan 23 2019 7:00 AM

A study in mice finds that the cerebellum helps control social behavior, a result that has implications for autism and schizophrenia.

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SCIENCE STATS

Ring ripples reveal how long a day lasts on Saturn

Jan 22 2019 4:59 PM

Clues in Saturn’s rings divulge the planet’s rotation rate: 10 hours, 33 minutes, 38 seconds.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Being messy on the inside keeps metamaterials from folding under stress

Jan 22 2019 12:00 PM

Inspiration from disordered arrangements of atoms in crystalline metals may lead to longer-lasting, next-gen materials.

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REVIEWS & PREVIEWS

‘Good to Go’ tackles the real science of sports recovery

JAN 22 2019 8:00 AM

In ‘Good to Go,’ science writer Christie Aschwanden puts science – and herself – to the test for the sake of sports recovery.

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NEWS

Physicists aim to outdo the LHC with this wish list of particle colliders

JAN 22 2019 6:00 AM

Proposed new accelerators could solve mysteries of the Higgs boson.

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REVIEWS & PREVIEWS

Our fascination with robots goes all the way back to antiquity

JAN 20 2019 8:00 AM

In the book ‘Gods and Robots,’ a scholar recounts how early civilizations explored artificial life through myths.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Cryptic remains of tiny animals have turned up in an Antarctic lake

JAN 18 2019 5:35 PM

Researchers were surprised to find vestiges of what appear to be tiny animals in mud from Antarctica’s ice-covered Lake Mercer.

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SCIENCE STATS

Prosecco production takes a toll on northeast Italy’s environment

JAN 18 2019 1:28 PM

The soil in Northern Italy’s prosecco vineyards is washing away.

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NEWS

This honeybee parasite may be more of a fat stealer than a bloodsucker

JAN 18 2019 1:15 PM

Inventing decoy bee larvae prompts a back-to-basics rethink of a mite ominously named Varroa destructor.

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NEWS

A new gravitational wave detector is almost ready to join the search

JAN 18 2019 7:00 AM

Buried deep underground, Japan’s KAGRA detector relies on components cooled to just 20 degrees above absolute zero.

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The moon’s craters suggest Earth hasn’t erased lots of past impacts

JAN 17 2019 2:06 PM

A new look at moon craters suggests the Earth and moon suffered more impacts in the last 290 million years, and the Earth retains its biggest scars.

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NEWS

New ways to image and control nerve cells could unlock brain mysteries

JAN 17 2019 2:00 PM

Methods that target single nerve cells in mice and fruit fly brains are starting to tease apart the brain’s complexity.

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NEWS

Overdose deaths tied to antianxiety drugs like Xanax continue to rise

JAN 17 2019 8:00 AM

Benzodiazepines, widely used but addictive drugs to treat anxiety and insomnia, are contributing to a growing number of overdose deaths.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts

https://hawaiidigest.science.blog

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