5.25.2020

Is it possible to travel faster than light? What's the likelihood of intelligence beyond Earth? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of May 18 - 24 2020 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's cream-of-the-crop from science journalism around the world, explore the increasingly urgent issues surrounding video surveillance and facial recognition, and discover the ancient Australian megafauna that once roamed the smallest continent. 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?
If quantum theory is fundamental, the problem with travelling faster than light is the teensy issue of destroying the universe with negative energy. The answer could be wormholes.
Credit: Jason Brennan via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
2.5m tall kangaroos, giant lizards and 7m long freshwater crocodiles - Australia's wildlife used to be even more unique than it is today.
Credit: R Bargiel, V Konstantinov, A Atuchin and S Hocknull (2020), Queensland Museum
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5.18.2020

Where are planets born? How can lasers counteract gravity? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of May 11 - 17 2020 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's digest of the best from the world of science news, find out the good news about how humans make coronavirus antibodies, and the less good news about coronavirus resurgence in countries easing lockdown. 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?
T-Tauri stars with their accompanying protoplanetary discs. A solar system in the making!
Credit: Garufi, A., Avenhaus, H et al., Astrophysics (2020) doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201936946
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5.11.2020

How are corona vaccine promises fuelling false expectations? What is the pandemic teaching us about community? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of May 4 - 10 2020 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's digest of the best news from science around the world, delve into the mysterious world of plant communication, and meet the Keepers of the Deep, the marine biologists taking care of deepwater coral reefs. 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?
Talk of a corona vaccine as early as Autumn 2020 is unrealistic and could lead to a false sense of security, hindering preparations for a second wave.
Credit: Ikusuki via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
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5.04.2020

What does the surface of the sun look like? Why are clinical trials so complicated? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of April 27 - May 3 2020 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's edition of the best and the brightest from the world of science news, find out whether AI could be the key to predicting floods, and why the search for a corona cure is raising a whole host of science ethics questions. 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?
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4.27.2020

Could cosmic rays be the key to forecasting volcanic eruptions? How can we design cities so that animals and humans can coexist? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of April 20 - 26 2020 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's edition of the best and the brightest from the world of science news, find out how the Hubble Space Telescope has helped contribute to our understanding of the universe in which we live, and discover how Americans have been poisoning themselves in their quest to fend off corona (hint: you should absolutely not inject yourself with disinfectant). 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 combination of relativistic particles and artificial intelligence may provide a new way to forecast when a volcano could erupt.
Credit: Din Muhammad Sumon via Flickr (CC-BY 2.0)
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