30 January, 2014 – Episode 449 – This Week in Science


Hawking Knows Holes, Finding Cancer’s Weakness, Shocking Shark Cull, Flirtatious Copepods, The Human Pole, Making Memory Glow, Remember Your Fisetin, Zom-Bees Go East, Visions Of Mantis Shrimp, Defining Nightmares, Genes For Diet, And Much More…

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The rest has yet to come
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You are living under a sky full of lights
But… If you look up and see suns blazing away in the milky way
With orbiting planets of untold mystery
If you know,
even this is just a glimpse of one of billions of star filled galaxies
And as you look out, if you can picture the planet upon which you are standing, rotating
on its axis while orbiting its own blazing star…
Then you are someone who lives, not on one planet, but across the universe and throughout time
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Apparently Hawking Knows
There is no longer any such thing as a “Classical” black hole, according to Steven Hawking. In fact, in his recent Archiv.org preprint, he surmises that there is no event horizon, but rather only an apparent horizon. This new view of black holes comes as physicists try to reconcile quantum mechanics with general relativity around these massive gravitational objects.

The latest in the shark cull

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Mantis Shrimp’s vision
… not as fancy-shmancy as we thought…

Glowing Memories
Using fluorescent proteins, scientists can now watch memories take shape in neurons.

What Makes A Nightmare?
A study of dream logs tells researchers what makes nightmares worse than bad dreams.

Memory Supplement?
Memories stayed sharp in mice with Alzheimer’s disease given a supplement called fisetin.

Genes For Your Diet
A collection of genes was found to impact which diets delayed aging and death in C. elegans.

Copepod Sex
They use hormones, too.

1st Zom-Bees on the East Coast

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