I write science fiction. So, I read a lot of a science articles. Daily I read New Scientist and Scientific American’s top news stories. I usually also visit the Gene Expression blog, John Hawks anthropology blog and also the Neurophilosopher’s Blog. Some weeks I come across all sorts of cool science news. Some geeky fun for you:
- The military is developing “Brain Ports” to enable soldiers to see with their tongues: Microelectrodes implanted in the tongue send a visual or auditory signal directly to the brain.
- God Particle Found? Experimental particle physicist John Conway may have found the Higgs boson, the itty bitty bit that forms the mass of all things.
- Check the skies tomorrow afternoon for a blood red Moon total lunar eclipse.
- Neolithic Europeans were lactose intolerant. I always knew I was a throwback to an earlier time.
- DNA Flash Drive. John Hawks has a great take on how to make use of storing messages in your own DNA.
- Ever wondered what the brainmap of a duck-billed platypus looked like? Now you can find out at Brainmaps.org.(Source: The Neurophilosopher’s Blog)
- Yeah, but whose genes will be in my breakfast cereal? They’ve added “immunity-boosting proteins normally found in blood, saliva, and breast milk” to rice. I just want to know who the source was for that DNA.