In this week's best and brightest from the world of science news, find out how much artefacts from the history of physics are going for at auction, and discover how to weigh water with a paper clip. 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?
- TV binging habits could lead to brain deterioration, hastened cognitive decline by Rojoef Manuel for The Science Times.
- Podcast: What is the point of menstruation? by Marnie Chesterton for CrowdScience.
- It’s surprisingly common to misremember where you were on a specific time and date by Emma Young for BPS Research Digest.
- Oil companies under pressure to change their business by shareholders and governments by Anthony Maiorana at The Polymerist.
- On-the-job exercise may help protect against heart disease and cancer by Gretchen Reynolds for The New York Times.
- You need to weigh some water. All you’ve got is a paper clip by Rhett Alain for WIRED.
- Detecting cancers with neural networks requires a balance of rewards and penalties by Darcy Murphy for Massive Science.
- What’s the price of physics history? by Hannah Pell at Physics Central.
- Venus can’t wait—NASA plans blockbuster return to hothouse neighbor by Paul Voosen for Science.
- What the physics of skipping stones can tell us about aircraft water landings by Jennifer Ouellette for Ars Technica.
- Rechargeable zinc-air batteries: Promising tech in the shift from fossil fuels by Miklos Bolza for Lab Down Under.
- Puppies are born with the genetic ability to understand humans by Christa Lesté-Lasserre for New Scientist.
- Using artificial intelligence to diagnose autism in the womb by Rachel Holland for Sciworthy.
- Freaky Friday: What happens when cancer cells swap mitochondria? by Keighley Reisenauer in OncoBites.
- When viruses collide with parasitic worms by Gertrud U. Rey in Virology Blog.
- The treatabolome will shorten diagnostic odysseys for rare diseases by Ricki Lewis for DNA Science.
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