- This insect’s wings contain tiny nanostructures that actually tear bacteria apart, the first structure of its kind discovered in nature.
- Giant camel fossils in the arctic.
- Using nanoparticles, scientists deliver bee venom to HIV viruses, destroying them without damaging the surrounding cells. In related news, an infant was functionally cured of HIV using normal HIV drugs by beginning administration immediately after birth.
- A bit exciting and a bit creepy. Brown University develops a wireless brain/computer interface.
- After scientists grafted human brain cells into the brains of mice, the mice got smarter.
- Monkeys refuse food from humans who are mean to other humans.
- Scientists discover that the male ancestor of every living human being existed about 340,000 years ago, twice as long as expected. Archaic and modern humans interbred in Africa, much like modern humans and Neanderthals interbred in Europe. In related news, Neanderthals may have died off because they couldn’t hunt rabbits. (Elmer Fudd would be disappointed.)
- A followup on the possibility of superluminal communication. If quantum entanglement travels at a finite speed, it’s at least 10,000 times faster than the speed of light. Backwards as this may sound, that’s evidence against faster than light communication. Check out my article on the subject to see why.
- Children adopted by same-sex couples fair as well as or better than those adopted by heterosexual couples.
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