In the latest edition of the best and brightest from the world of science news, we look at a newly-discovered low-power mode for the brain, and an unexpected effect of the Nobel prize-winning CRISPR gene editing method. 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?
- Buried Alive: How Plants Bounce Back from Volcanic Debris by Julia Bebout at Envirobites
- Ancient Nautilus, Uncertain Future by Kate Evans at Hakai Magazine
- Cancer Drug Greatly Reduces Deaths in Hospitalized Covid Patients by Carl Zimmer for The New York Times
- Using a modified herpes virus to treat skin cancer by Savannah Ziba at Sciworthy
- The most personalized medicine: Studying your own child’s rare condition by Lydia Denworth at Spectrum
- Why Do Mental Illnesses—From Depression to Schizophrenia—Raise the Risk of Dementia? by Claudia Wallis at Scientific American
- The Brain Has a ‘Low-Power Mode’ That Blunts Our Senses by Allison Whitten for Wired
- Podcast: What We Gain From Pain at by Shankar Vedantam at Hidden Brain
- Opioid prescriptions significantly higher for patients with lifelong disabilities, study finds at ScienceDaily
- Electrical stimulation improves arm control in paralyzed monkeys at ScienceDaily
- Unexpected effects of gene editing: aggressive hamsters by Rosa García-Verdugo at Mapping Ignorance
- A Decade of the Higgs Boson and Beyond by Jon Butterworth at Cosmic Shambles Network
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