6.07.2021

Could binge-watching TV be hastening cognitive decline? What's the point of periods? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of May 31 - June 6 2021 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's best and brightest from the world of science news, find out how much artefacts from the history of physics are going for at auction, and discover how to weigh water with a paper clip. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?

Scientists found that those who reported moderate to high levels of TV time experienced roughly a 7% increase in cognitive function decline over a 15 year period compared to those that reported lower levels of TV-watching.
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5.31.2021

How can tripping mice help us understand psychosis in humans? When is the best time to exercise for metabolic health? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of May 24 - May 30 2021 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's very best from the world of science news, discover the possibilities of data storage with DNA and take a look inside the clothing industry, and why finding uses for waste clothing is an important step towards a sustainable future. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?

An increase in dopamine in the brain can trigger auditory hallucinations in mice, according to a recent paper published in the journal Science—a surprising link between how human and mouse minds malfunction.
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5.24.2021

Are girls more empathetic than boys? When do bees smell like bananas? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of May 17 - May 23 2021 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

Welcome to a bite-sized edition of ScienceSeeker, your best source for the newest and most exciting science research from around the world. This week, discover the viruses with a totally different genome to the rest of life on Earth, and explore the fascinating biology of cicadas. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?

Hundreds of studies seem to suggest that girls are more empathetic than boys, but we should be wary of making sweeping generalisations on that basis.
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5.17.2021

Who walks faster; you or a T-Rex? How many bacteria is your keyboard harbouring? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of May 10 - May 16 2021 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's edition of the best from the world of science news, find out what makes things taste good, and discover the policies that could help to improve plastic recycling. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?
An analysis of the animal’s walking speed suggests that T. rex’s walking pace was close to that of a human.
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5.10.2021

What do cats' love of boxes tell us about their sight? How does measuring time increase disorder in the universe? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of May 3 - May 9 2021 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's best from the world of science news, find out how extra-squeaky bats are helping scientists to understand echolocation, and discover the COVID app that tell you when your friends are sick. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?

"It's the presence of the contours, either in the Kanizsa square or in the real square, that causes cats to sit inside, rather than the presence of shapes on the floor,"
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