Who's That Noisy
- Answer to last week: Parrot
Science or Fiction
Scientists report a process for treating wood that makes it as strong as steel but six times lighter, and also tough and ballistic resistant. https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25476
A new study finds that knowledge of evolutionary science partly predicts acceptance of evolutionary theory vs creationism. https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/biosci/bix161/4834949?redirectedFrom=fulltext
Medical researchers report that they have effectively cured a case of Duchenne muscular dystrophy with CRISPR-Cas9 gene therapy. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180206121017.htm
Skeptical Quote of the Week.
‘I’ve learned that most problems aren’t rocket science, but when they are rocket science, you should ask a rocket scientist.’ Astronaut Scott Kelley