News Briefs 01-05-2012

Challenging those paradigms.

  • Shift happens.
  • Scientists stumped by sun’s asymmetrically reversing magnetic field.
  • Study first to show transgenerational effect of antibiotics.
  • Giant planet may have split into two Earth-size worlds.
  • Highly religious people are less motivated by compassion than are non-believers.
  • Electric charge disorder: A key to biological order?
  • A gull-eating octopus in Victoria, BC.
  • College dropout becomes mathematical genius after brutal mugging.
  • Lazy sun is less energetic than compost.
  • Why do cultures always name red before they do blue?
  • The lonely life of the techno-addict.
  • Did Tiwanaku experience a catastrophic end?
  • Bear necessities produce hybrid beast.
  • Genetic evidence for polar bears unique evolutionary history.
  • Strange organism has unique roots in the tree of life.
  • Human genes provide clues to rise and spread of agriculture in prehistoric Europe.
  • How your cat is making you crazy.
  • Giant cannibal shrimp invasion growing.
  • Peru examines deaths of more than 500 pelicans.
  • Life in the sea found its fate in a paroxysm of extinction.
  • Yellowstone super-volcano is a little less super and a little more active than previously thought.

Quote of the Day:

Normal science does not aim at novelties of fact or theory and, when successful, finds none.

Thomas Kuhn