In this week's best and brightest from the world of science news, read about how the first billion COVID vaccinations have been given, and discover why Brazil have rejected the Gamaleya vaccine. 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?
- Podcast: Menopause by Dessa for Deeply Human.
|No, it's not a sexist joke. Human women and female whales both go through menopause.|
Credit: Isaac Kohane via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
- Feral cats' hunting abilities make them particularly effective predators, even when prey see them by Enzo M. R. Reyes for Massive Science.
- Rare orchid lures in beetle pollinators using deceitful sexual bait by Sahana Sitaraman for Massive Science.
- Does the Moon have a solid metal core? by Jillian Scudder for Astroquizzical.
- Black hole-neutron star mergers may help precisely measure the Universe’s rate of expansion by Sci-News.com.
- Neutron stars may be bigger than expected, measurement of lead nucleus suggests by Adrian Cho for Science magazine.
- Podcast: Screens: Are they ruining our brains and mental health and eyes by Wendy Zukerman for Science Vs at Gimlet.
- High-bandwidth wireless BCI demonstrated in humans for first time by Jennifer Ouelette for Ars Technica.
- Just 15 percent of psychology studies are strongly rooted in theory by Eagle Gamma for Massive Science.
- Brazil rejects the Gamaleya vaccine by Derek Lowe at Science Translational Medicine.
- The first billion COVID vaccinations have been given by Freda Kreier for Scientific American.
- More or Less: Behind the stats, Will 2021 have more Covid deaths than 2020? by Tim Harford for More or Less: Behind the Stats.
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