In this week's digest of the best science coverage from around the world, discover the suprising trend towards giving birth to twins, and explore why, in an age of unrivalled scientific literacy, vaccination hesitancy is still a common occurence. 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 Do We Really Know About #DarkMatter And Black Holes? by Ethan Siegel at Starts With a Bang.
|The answer: Not much, but we're learning.
Credit: NASA/CXC/M.WEISS; X-RAY (TOP): NASA/CXC/MPE/S.KOMOSSA ET AL. (L); OPTICAL: ESO/MPE/S.KOMOSSA (R)
- Rare type of meteorite found in United Kingdom by Sci-News.com.
- Ketchup is not just a condiment: it is also a non-newtonian fluid by H. Joachim Schlichting for Scientific American.
- Despite a mistaken mathematical proof, you do only need four colors to make a good map by Rebecca Lea Morris for Massive Science.
- Antioxidant found in green tea protects “the guardian of the genome” by Yuning Wang for Massive Science.
- New research describes how the inflammation characteristic of multiple sclerosis affects neurons by Bhargavi Murthy for Massive Science.
- The number of twins in the world is the highest it has ever been by Clare Wilson for New Scientist.
- Vaccine hesitancy in the COVID-19 era by Sapna Suresh for Northwestern Public Health Review Blog.
- An estimated 17% of COVID-19 cases show no symptoms by Nathan Gock for Sciworthy.
- Reading attraction in the brain by Steven Novella for Neurologica blog.
- The future of the neuroscience of dreaming by Susan Lubejko for NeuWrite San Diego.
- Should we take responsibility for things we do while we are asleep? by psychneuro for On Psychology and Neuroscience.
- A link between neurodegeneration and cancer by Jessica Desamero for OncoBites.
- Smart walking system wins multiple sclerosis challenge by Alan Kotok for Science & Enterprise.
- Manifestations of power abuse in academia and how to prevent them by Cornelia van Scherpenberg, Lindsey Bultema, Anja Jahn, Michaela Löffler, Vera Minneker and Jana Lasser for Elephant in the Lab.
Check back next week for more great picks!