9.21.2020

Could there be life on Venus? Are some of the stars in the sky already dead? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of Sept 14 - 20 2020 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's very existential selection of the best in science news from science newsmakers, explore the first life on land, as revealed by an ancient microbial fingerprint, and revel in chaos, fractals and complexity as Hannah Pell explores the science behind uncertainty. 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?

“The next step is to do the basic science needed to thoroughly investigate the evidence and consider how best to confirm and expand on the possibility of life.”
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9.14.2020

What (maybe) dictates men's sex drive? What can a smoky bar teach us about social distancing? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of Sept 7 - 13 2020 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's edition of the very best from science news around the world, explore how our unique vaccine responses affect vaccine design and testing, and travel to Mars to visit the ancient neighbours, who may have used sulphur as an energy source. 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?
Male sexual desire may be driven by the brain's aromatase (CYP19A1) enzyme.
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9.07.2020

How far away is quantum internet? How should we decide who gets a Covid-19 vaccine first? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of August 31 - September 6 2020 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's bumper edition of the very best on what's happening in science around the world, find out how implementing indigenous wisdom could have helped to prevent the coronavirus, and find out just how pseudoscientists get away with spreading misinformation. 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?
The development of quantum networks has been hard going, but scientists have demonstrated a new model that connects users 8km away.
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8.31.2020

What's the lowdown on Musk's Neuralink? Are probiotics a scam or a superfood? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of August 24 - 30 2020 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's best of the best of science news from around the world, find out about the genetically modified mosquitos released in Florida to curb mosquito population, and take an exciting glimpse into African cultural astronomy, and its implications for perceptions of women. 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?

The new brain-machine interface has yet to set itself apart from its forerunners.
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8.24.2020

Is sitting the new smoking? How is CRISPR helping to regrow neurons in diseased brains? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of August 17 - 23 2020 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's cream-of-the-crop of the best science news from around the world, explore how HPV tricks your immune system, and find out why Flat Earth theory, although wrong, isn't necessarily stupid. 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?

A growing body of evidence links long periods of sitting with poor health outcomes, but why is this?
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