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Science X / Best of Last Week: Reversing the climate clock, impact of screen time on children, and how red meat impacts gut bacteria

It was a good week for space news as NASA announced that the Voyager 2 space probe entered interstellar space—the event marked the second time that a human-made object has left the solar system. And an international team ...

Week 51 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Sun in a box, new dark matter theory and metabolism boost after exercise lasts longer than thought

It was a good week for technology as a team at MIT unveiled what they described as a 'sun in a box' to store renewable energy for the grid—it is based on storing excess electricity collected from solar cells and wind farms ...

Week 50 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Google tracking users, InSight sending pics of Mars and health benefits of endurance training

It was a good week for technology as a team at MIT found a new way to provide cooling without power—and it employs inexpensive materials. The team compared their system to a high-tech version of a parasol. In somewhat related ...

Week 49 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Plane with no moving parts, total body scanner and benefits of eating oranges, greens and berries

It was a good week for technology as a team at MIT demonstrated the first-ever plane with no moving parts—it was powered by an ionic wind. Also, another team at MIT explained the plummeting cost of solar power—they found ...

Week 48 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Super-Earth around Barnard's star, a way to improve battery life and fast walking link to health

It was a big week for space science as a large international team of researchers made headlines with the announcement that they had discovered a super-Earth around Barnard's star—the closest star to our sun. And another ...

Week 47 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Alien spacecraft theory, moving closer to teleportation and lasting impact of high-fat diet

It was a big week for space science as astronomer peers pushed back against a Harvard team's 'alien spacecraft' theory—Shmuel Bialy and Avi Loeb made headlines by suggesting that 'Oumuamua, the first extra-solar object ...

Week 46 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Bitcoin pushing global warming, browser history at risk and cell phones causing cancer in rats

It was a big week for planetary news as an international team led by the University of Queensland found that the world's last wilderness may vanish—because such areas are disappearing so rapidly. In more positive news, ...

Week 45 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week—Enough oxygen on Mars, parking cars with 12 neuron network, and drug cocktail that increases lifespan

It was a great week for space news, as a team with members from the California Institute of Technology and Harvard University found evidence suggesting that Mars could have enough molecular oxygen to support life, and where ...

Week 44 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week—kin of gravitational waves, world's beer supply threatened and bone strength bolstered by nutrition

It was another good week for physics as an international team found what they described as the kin of a gravitational wave source—a luminous blue kilonova. Also, a team with members from Northwestern, Harvard and Yale ...

Week 43 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – New idea for fusion power plants, world's fastest camera and a link between diet and depression

It was another good week for physics as a team at the University of Exeter found that new half-light half-matter particles may hold the key to a computing revolution—they suggest the discovery may open the door to the development ...

Week 42 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Nobel awards announced, Sans Forgetica and a link between periodontal bacteria and Alzheimer's

It was a big week for science—the Nobel prizes were announced:

Week 41 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Storing data using an atom, selling Martian dirt, reducing screen time to improve child cognition

It was another good week for physics as a team at Radboud University discovered a new mechanism for information storage in one atom—using a scanning tunneling microscope to detect single cobalt atoms on a black phosphorus ...

Week 40 2018 in Other Sciences