This Week in Science
It’s been another busy week, but I have a bit of time to quickly post some interesting stories I’ve found over the week.
With the swine flu in the news lately, I thought this article was cool about the key structural features of the largest known virus, that scientists hope will help give us an understanding of how the simplest life evolved. It is called the mimivirus or a possible “missing link” between viruses and living cells.
Another article of interest talks about the new design strategy for brain implants for deep-brain stimulation (I say that in with plot ideas in mind).
Apparently there’s a difference in the way people hear dangerous noises. In this article it talks about how scrawnier people are more likely to perceive a sound as closer than it actually is.
Curious about the evolution of human sex roles? Check out this article.
Scientists have also created a fluorescent puppy. I’m not sure how I feel about this, but here you go… check it out. Thoughts?