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Science X / Best of Last Week –Travel through wormholes, electricity from snow and health risk of dining late, skipping breakfast

It was a big week for physics as a team at the University of Zurich reported on some thermodynamic magic that enables cooling without energy consumption—they built a device that allowed heat to flow from a cold source to ...

Week 17 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Giant Stratolaunch flies, first ever photo of a black hole and zapping the brain to improve memory

Last week, an international collaborative of astronomers released the first-ever photo of a black hole—an event that led to major headlines around the world. The Event Horizon Telescope, a planetary-scale array of eight ...

Week 16 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – First picture of black hole, new kind of airplane wing and alcohol brain damage after cessation

It was a big week for space news, as multiple teams around the globe made headlines with the announcement that they were set to unveil the first picture of a black hole using data from eight radio telescopes to create one ...

Week 15 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – What happened before the Big Bang, a new class of pentaquarks and celibacy rates rising in the U.S.

It was a big week for physics as a team with members from the Center for Astrophysics, Smithsonian and Harvard University, presented some ideas on what happened before the Big Bang by applying what they describe as a primordial ...

Week 14 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Robots let bees and fish talk, stopping superbugs on the ISS and why time flies as we age

It was a big week for technology development, as a team led by a group at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne described an experiment in which robots enabled bees and fish to talk to each other—robots in Austria and ...

Week 13 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Researchers find bee species where males perform babysitting duties

A team of researchers with Charles University and the Czech Academy of Science has discovered a species of bee where males guard a nest while females are off gathering food for their young. In their paper published in Proceedings ...

Week 12 2019 in Biology
Science X / Best of Last Week – Reversing time, curing blindness with genes and the health dangers of eating eggs

It was a good week for space news as an international team reported on how they had observed the formation sites of solar-system-like planets. Using data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array the team found ...

Week 12 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Sound waves carrying mass, strength of asteroids and taking protein before bed to boost muscle mass

It was another good week for physics as a team at Caltech discovered surprisingly complex states emerging from simple synchronized networks and suggested their findings could lead to new tools for controlling them. Also, ...

Week 11 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week–More support for Planet Nine, gender brain differences and the impact of music listening on creativity

It was a good week for space science as two researchers from Caltech published papers supporting the existence of Planet Nine, the theoretical ninth planet. In their papers, Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin outlined new ...

Week 10 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Grape fireballs in microwave ovens, Japanese probe lands on asteroid and impact of salt on allergies

It was a good week for physics as a team at Tel Aviv University unveiled new imaging technology that captures the movement of quantum particles with unprecedented resolution—it allows for the exploration of the generation ...

Week 09 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – NASA heading back to moon, climate shift in North America and impact of processed food on health

It was a big week for space science as NASA announced it would be heading back to the moon soon—this time, to stay. The agency has accelerated lunar plans, and administrator Jim Bridenstine suggested that it could happen ...

Week 08 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – A warped Milky Way, the ocean to change color and the impact of marijuana on sperm count

It was a good week for space science as a team at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences found that the Milky Way is warped—they report that our galaxy becomes increasingly twisted in ...

Week 07 2019 in Other Sciences