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Pluto May Have Formed from 1 Billion Comets


This view of Pluto’s Sputnik Planitia nitrogen-ice plain was captured by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft during its flyby of the dwarf planet in July 2015. 454 more words

A Hangover Pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise

“Civilization begins with distillation,” said William Faulkner, a writer and drinker. Although our thirst for alcohol dates back to the Stone Age, nobody has figured out a good way to deal with the ensuing hangover after getting drunk. 526 more words

POETRY: Science by Alison Hawthorne Deming

Then it was the future, though what’s arrived
isn’t what we had in mind, all chrome and
cybernetics, when we set up exhibits
in the cafeteria for the judges… 279 more words

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Scientists plan DNA testing of Loch Ness lake

Prof Neil Gemmell, a New Zealand scientist leading the project, said he did not believe in Nessie, but was confident of finding genetic codes for other creatures. 588 more words

Armed Conflicts are Driving Wildlife Declines in the Sahara-Sahel Region

I have just come across an excellent blog post from Malini Pittet. In it, she reviews a recent study which found that armed conflicts are having significant impacts on wildlife populations in the Sahara-Sahel region of Africa. 284 more words

Nature

eBook Friday: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER… 151 more words

EBook Friday

Biomaterial developed at UCLA helps regrow brain tissue after stroke in mice

by Leigh Hopper

Tnew stroke-healing gel created by UCLA researchers helped regrow neurons and blood vessels in mice whose brains had been damaged by strokes. The finding is reported May 21 in Nature Materials. 410 more words