In this week's edition of ScienceSeeker's curated selection of the best from the world of science news, find out who tamed who between humans and dogs, and explore what makes a life event meaningful. 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?
- What’s the deal with electronic cigarettes? by Emily Poulin for LifeApps.
Despite the reduced amount of tar, e-cigarettes still have a number of health impacts.
Credit: Vaping360 via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)
- You would have to eat twice as much broccoli today to get the same nutrients as a generation ago by Louise Elizabeth Maher-Johnson and Ayana Elizabeth Johnson for Scientific American. Note: This article has been critically received. Please see here for a rebuttal, by Alex Berezow for ACSH.
- When your gut bacteria talk, your brain listens and replies by Yewande Pearse for Massive Science.
- We have the touch by Derek Lowe at Science Translational Medicine.
- Emotionally extreme experiences, not just “positive” or “negative” experiences, are more meaningful in life by Scott Barry Kaufman for Scientific American.
- Researchers discover new pain organ in human skin by Sci-News.com.
- Birds dress to impress – and avoid by Nick Carne for Cosmos magazine.
- Bot meets Whale: making friends in the ocean; or how I learned to stop worrying and mitigate harmful interactions between recreational ROVs and marine mammals by Andrew David Thaler for Southern Fried Science.
- U.S. recycling industry is struggling to figure out a future without China by Christopher Joyce for KQED Science.
- Dogs have it, wolves don't: a small tweak to the inner eyebrow muscles gave rise to "puppy dog eyes" by Fiona Scott for Massive Science.
- For faster photosynthesis, add more protein by Nick Carne for Cosmos magazine.
- Amazon fires trigger protests worldwide by Jill Langlois and Elisângela Mendonça for Mongabay.
- Ask Ethan: Can black holes and dark matter interact? by Ethan Siegel at Starts With A Bang.
- This rocky ‘super-Earth’ may be a hard place for life to get a foothold by Daniel Clery for Science magazine.
- Asteroid Ryugu has no dust on it and we don’t know why by Abigail Beall for New Scientist.
Check back next week for more great picks!