What is a megaripple? How do sperm swim? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of July 27 - August 2 2020 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this weeks' bumper edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, find out how a profound lack of understanding about how science works drives the formation of conspiracy theories, and discover how 3D modelling is uncovering a possible link between the herpes virus and Alzheimer's. 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?
Megaripples range from 30 centimeters (1 foot) to tens of meters across and are proof that Mars is windier than previously thought.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona (Public Domain)
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