- I talked about why it’s easier for us to recognize something than it is to remember it, even though the information is clearly sitting in our brain somewhere.
- A 13-story asteroid passed closer than our satellites today.
- Biotechnology transforms a bacterium into a living computer.
- Are we witnessing the birth of a black hole first hand for the first time ever?
- This AI is better at prescribing than your doctor.
- A no-longer-patented asthma drug appears to be curing obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver in mice.
- If you have dyslexia or otherwise have trouble reading, try reading faster, you might comprehend things better.
- One of the basic concepts of genetics being overturned? It looks like plants may have the ability to “reject” mutated genes, favoring an ancestral copy instead.
- Gene therapy has successfully cured diabetes in dogs.
- The world’s oldest figurative sculpture, a lion man from the ice age.
- Inflammation research gets turned on its head with the discovery that inflammation in mice doesn’t work the same way it does in humans. “They were so used to doing mouse studies that they thought that was how you validate things,” he said. “They are so ingrained in trying to cure mice that they forget we are trying to cure humans.”
This week’s science book:
The Sun’s Heartbeat: And Other Stories from the Life of the Star That Powers Our Planet