Category: Week in Science

  • Zuckerberg testimony, weak ocean currents, unlocking fungal medicine: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Zuckerberg testifies in Congress I’m often reminded that the development of technology moves a lot faster than the political and regulatory process. By and large, that’s a good thing. If the Wright brothers had been forced to seek permits…

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  • Tiangong-1 reentry, new nitrogen source, dozens of black holes: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Chinese space station points out issue of space debris Well, I suppose Chicken Little is still technically right. The sky did fall this past week, but it did so like a tree in the forest. In this case, it…

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  • Growing antibiotic use, new organ found, James Webb delay: this week in science | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Growing antibiotic use, new organ found, James Webb delay: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Antibiotic use growing, fueling resistance News from the front lines of the fight against superbugs is not good, folks. A new report out this week shows that total antibiotic consumption by humans around the world has gone up 65%…

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  • Smart bats, portable brain scans, microbiome under fire: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Quarter of human drugs disrupt microbiome Scientists reported the results of a large study this week that tested the effects over 1,000 pharmaceutical drugs on the gut microbiome–the bacterial buddies that live symbiotically with us. The more we learn,…

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  • Stephen Hawking, space genes, acidic coral: this week in science | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Stephen Hawking, space genes, acidic coral: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Losing a physics superstar The groundbreaking theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died this week. A man with a sharp mind and a biting wit, he was an inspiration to many scientists… and people in general. The story of how he…

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  • Jupiter, penguins, and neurons: this week in science | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Jupiter, penguins, and neurons: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. First look under Jupiter’s clouds This week, we learned a lot more about Jupiter’s atmosphere and internal structure. Using data from the Juno spacecraft, currently in orbit around the gas giant, scientists were able to determine that Jupiter’s banded…

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