6.20.2022

Find out about a lifeline for polar bears and what sound fishes make in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for June 13-19 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, discover the new telescope that could find alien life and what the 'CSI effect' is. 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?

A polar bear family group, consisting of an adult female (left) and two cubs, crosses glacier ice in Southeast Greenland in September 2016. Image courtesy of NASA OMG.
A polar bear family group, consisting of an adult female (left) and two cubs,
crosses glacier ice in Southeast Greenland in September 2016.
Image courtesy of NASA OMG.



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6.13.2022

Find out which bird was first domesticated and whether particles can be in two places at once in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for June 6-12 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, discover a new covid-19 vaccine that more people might like and learn how moving rivers are helping protect life in the Amazon. 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?

The rivers crisscrossing through the Amazon partition the forest
into microenvironments that can hold unique collections of species.
Because the rivers keep changing, these microenvironments may be
temporary on a geological scale. Credit: Uwe Bergwitz/Shutterstock

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6.06.2022

Meet the first owl that came out during the day and learn how Thor gets so strong in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for May 30-June 5 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, discover the problems with Elon Musk's super-fast Hyperloop train-thing, and the overlooked ways to protect kids' mental health. 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?

Artist’s reconstruction of the recently unearthed fossil of an extinct owl,
Miosurnia diurna, perched in a tree with its last meal of a small rodent,
overlooking extinct three-toed horses and rhinos, 
with the Tibetan Plateau rising up on the horizon. (Credit: Zheng Qiuyang.)

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5.30.2022

How does inequality shape our minds? Do smart parrots live longer? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for May 23-29 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, discover the long term psychological impacts of school shootings and how we know Einstein was right on relativity. 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?

Palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) at Jurong BirdPark, Singapore.
This species has the largest brain in relation to body mass of any parrot alive today.
(Credit: Doug Janson / CC BY-SA 3.0)

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5.23.2022

What can we do with waste solar cells? What is the Humongous Fungus? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for May 16-22 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, learn more about long Covid and what the latest upgraded atom-smasher will tell us. 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?

Honey fungus, the species that makes up the 
3.4 square mile 'humungous fungus'
Image credit: Charles de Mille-Isles/Flickr CC BY 2.0 licence

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    5.16.2022

    What's the world's lightest material? What does the black hole at the centre of the Milky way look like? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for May 9-15 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

    In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, learn a simple trick to improve your mental health and how robots and AI are helping improve farming. 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?

    This graphene lattice is itself less dense than air, but doesn't float away because it is filled with air.

    Get to know our nearest black hole, Sagittarius A*! 

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      5.10.2022

      What does a black hole sound like? Can pandas help other endangered bears? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for May 2-8 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

      In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, learn about a smart device that can clean water at the press of a button and how video games can help mental health. 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?

      Sloth bears aren't as cute or popular as pandas 
      Image by  N. A. Naseer via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.5 IN).

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      5.02.2022

      What happens in our brains before death? Do people still want kids after the pandemic? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for April 25 -May 1 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

        In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, learn about conch conservation and extraverts' perceived weakness. 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?

        Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein, the largest comet ever discovered,
        has a nucleus that’s approximately 119 kilometers across.
        If such an object were to strike Earth, the energy imparted to our planet
        would be thousands to ten thousand times as energetic as the
        K-Pg impactor that occurred 65 million years ago. (Credit: NASA/Don Davis)

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        4.25.2022

        Which global killer disease has a new vaccine? Which measurement might transform physics? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for April 11-24 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

        In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, learn about how to find a good mental health app, and how people are replacing lost forests. 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?

        In Jordan, a team is planting Pistacia lentiscus, the rare wild pistachio tree.
        Image credit: SAM_3326 used via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 licence

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        4.11.2022

        Can hip-hop prevent suicide? What is the southwest US dam problem? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of April 4-10 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

        In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, learn about what it would look like were you able to see everything in the twinkly night sky, and how scientists are figuring out the way protein molecules like those in our bodies' cells fit together. 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? 

        The Southwest US could have a big dam problem
        Photo by Cédric Dhaenens on Unsplash

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        4.04.2022

        How fast should you drive to save fuel? How did stardust help life emerge? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of March 27-April 3 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

        In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, learn about why decongestant medicines don't work well, and how to charge your gadgets without wires. 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 commuting speed saves
        you the most money?
        Photo by Alessio Lin on Unsplash

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        3.28.2022

        Which experiments could prove Einstein wrong? What is the surprising downside of fences? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of March 21-27 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

        In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, learn about the red food colouring that is made from bugs, but may not be in future, and the effectiveness of different depression treatments. 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? 

        We use cochineal bugs to make red food colouring, but maybe not for too much longer
        Image credit: Vahe Martirosyan used via Flickr CC BY 2.0 licence

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        3.21.2022

        Which bad habits can't we quit? How can we reduce daylight savings' impact on our sleep? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of March 14-20 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

        In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, discover how fish waste can become wealth, but also how the coffee we drink could be harming those fish. 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? 

        Crocuses have interesting chemistry!
        Photo by Cody Fitzgerald on Unsplash

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        3.14.2022

        What's the solar system's hottest planet? What was the most important drug of 2021? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of March 6-13 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

        In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, discover the two-way relationship between social media and mental health and the latest news on four controversial pesticides. 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? 

        This is the hottest planet in our solar system - but which one is it?
        (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) 

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        3.07.2022

        What are life's hidden rules? What happened after the big bang? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of February 28-March 6 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

        In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, learn about how coronavirus damages people's sense of smell and meet the first black PhD chemist in the US. 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? 

        A simulation of a minimal cell tracks the movements and interactions of its ribosomes (yellow spheres) and specific membrane complexes and proteins (red, blue, and green spheres),all wrapped up inside its cell membrane (green cubes). Credit: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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        2.28.2022

        How does science bring the world together? Why does snow look bright white? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of February 21-27 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

        In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, learn about whether we could bring the International Space Station to ground intact, and how air pollution can hamper the brain benefits of exercise. 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? 

        Image from Wikimedia Commons,
        reproduced under the GNU Free Documentation License

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        2.21.2022

        Why do we feel stiff when we wake up? How do large mammals restore ecosystems? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of February 14-20 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

        In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, learn about the hunt for planets around alien stars and find out what climate change is doing to coffee. 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?

        A marsh deer in Iberá Park.
        Large mammals like this can help restore ecosystems
        Image © Matías Rebak-Rewilding Argentina

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        2.14.2022

        Why is the game Wordle so addictive? What exactly does the 'love hormone' oxytocin do? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of February 6-13 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

        In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, learn about the greatest physics demo ever and how chimpanzees use insects to heal injuries. 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?

        Chimps use insects to heal injuries.
        Image credit: GRVO TV
        Used via Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0 licence 

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        2.07.2022

        What's harming the fish that people flock to Florida for? What happens if you travel in a straight line through space forever? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of January 31-February 6 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

        In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, learn about  people suffering from eco-anxiety, but also how ammonia and solar panels that work in the dark could help solve climate problems. 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?

        Bonefish are one of Florida's most-prized catches.
        Why are they disappearing? 
        Image credit Luyen Chou, used via Flickr CC-BY-2.0 licence

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        1.31.2022

        Why are pumas important? What might the James Webb telescope find? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of January 24-30 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

        In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, discover why we regret choices we nearly made most, and why N95 face masks work against COVID-19. 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?

        Pumas have relationships with 500 species in their ecosystems
        Photo by Leah Huyghe on Unsplash

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        1.24.2022

        What's the best time to exercise? Which year had 355 days? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of January 17-23 2022 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

        In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, discover how penicillin antibiotics actually work and meet the nuisance species that turned out to be tasty. 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?

        We now know more about how penicillin
        antibiotics kill bacteria
        Photo by Adrian Lange on Unsplash

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