Friday Roundup: DNA Precursors In Space Clouds, and a Star as Old as the Universe

  • I relayed the scientific consensus on global warming as presented by the IPCC in an effort to introduce some much needed dryness to the conversation. No opinions.
  • that predate our solar system.
  • The White House is thankfully taking steps toward making .
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  • Scientists discover a 500 million year old sea creature, the first of its kind known to have .
  • This star is only 190 light years away, but it’s 14.46 +- 0.8 billion years old, making it .
  • Here’s a .
  • We’ve talked about graphene before. Yet another breakthrough: , a promising future for solar cell technology.
  • Scientists between the genetic factors responsible for major depression, ADHD, autism, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.
  • Children with low self-esteem are , instead of their efforts.
  • Is it possible dark matter doesn’t exist at all, but instead ?
  • Scientists experiment with , instead of stem cells.
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  • This could power your smartphone.
  • In the rare case where a male suffers from bipolar disorder with no other psychiatric disorders, , although low intelligence is a more common risk factor.

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