Science Fiction Inspiration for the Week ending June 19, 2016

My pick of the week was Therapy Dogs comforted the survivors of the Pulse shooting in Orlando. Click the headings for the topics interest you. or click the more tab to see the whole list.

Pick of the Week    Coding    Health Research

Medical Marijuana    Sexual Health    Reproductive Health

Neuroscience    Cybersecurity    Data Management

Astronomy    Space Race    Physics

Archaeology    Aeronautics    Virtual Reality

Digital Currency    Environment    Archaeology

Wildlife    Military Sci-fi    Singularity

Evolution    Geology

Pick of the Week

Furry counselors give comfort in Orlando

Coding

You Wouldn’t Want To Learn Coding In These 10 Bizarre Programming Languages

Health Research

The tech that could help us fight diabetes

Doctor’s Plan for Full-Body Transplants Raises Doubts Even in Daring China

New Patch Could Replace Insulin Injection Pens To Discreetly Deliver Doses In Public

The pioneering dental laser that blasts away bacteria – and could help millions of Brits eradicate chronic gum disease without the need for antibiotics

Using Hands-Free Device While Driving May Be a Road Safety Hazard, Claims New Study

Secrets and lies: Faked data and lack of transparency plague global drug manufacturing

Copper may have role in burning fat

Damage to tiny liver protein may cause heart disease

Starving cancer cells by blocking their metabolism

How scalpel-free scanners are revolutionising post-mortems

Prostate laser therapy recommended to NHS

New research lays out kids’ sleep guidelines by age

Adequate Intake Of Folic Acid During Pregnancy Can Prevent Childhood Obesity

A game changer for children in the Solomon Islands

Researchers at Edmonton university cast doubt on vitamin D supplements

Influential medical journal devotes series to transgender health issues

Overeating reduces feeling of fullness in the brain: study

Light-Sensing System Tracks Human Behavior

Antibiotics, C-sections may diminish protective gut bacteria in babies

Electronic nose to analyse your breath and find disease

New procedure allows long-term culturing of adult stem cells

New weight-loss device makes some medical experts queasy

Medical Marijuana

Canada’s First Marijuana Export Permit Means Bud Bound For Croatia

Adam Greenblatt and medical cannabis in Montreal

Microsoft enters the marijuana business

Women see no ceiling in Maryland medical marijuana industry

Sexual Health

Barrier Methods of Birth Control

Reproductive Health

Zika Infection Late In Pregnancy Carries Little Risk of Microcephaly

Neruoscience

The Five Most Addictive Substances On Earth – And What They Do To Your Brain

Drug freezes dementia in its tracks: ‘Breakthrough’ discovery can stop memory loss

More understanding of Alzheimer’s ‘greatly needed’

Cybersecurity

These Were The 25 Most Popular Passwords In 2015

Hackers Infiltrate 45 Million Passwords From Over 1,000 Enthusiast Sites

Here is how you can easily hack and crash drones

FBI’s face-recognition system searches 411 million photos

Data Management

Everything you need to know about Latency numbers

Astronomy

Distant Super-Earth Exoplanet Has A Climate Perfect For Simple Life

Oh, THAT’S What Those Bright Spots on Ceres Look Like

Dust Storms on Mars Observed From Six Martian Years Worth of Data

Scientists discover largest ever ‘Tatooine’-like planet orbiting around two suns

Scientists Detects First Mirror Image Molecule in Deep Space

Latest Space-Time Ripples Confirm New Era of Astronomy

ALMA detects most distant signs of oxygen in the universe

Earth Has a Constant Companion in the Form of a Tiny Asteroid: Study

NASA’s Juno spacecraft to begin 20-month visitation of Jupiter in July

Astronomers Detected Clear Sign of Oxygen In Galaxy 13.1 Billion Light Years Away from Earth

A mysterious object just made a dent in one of Saturn’s rings

Space Race

Musk explains his ‘cargo route’ to Mars

NASA Challenges Scientists to Grow Human Organs on Mars

A bumpy ride back to reality: British astronaut Tim Peake prepares to return to Earth after incredible six month mission

New Calculation Shows We’ll Make Contact With Aliens in About 1,500 Years

New paper claims that the EM Drive doesn’t defy Newton’s 3rd law after all

Building the Future: Space Station Crew 3-D Prints First Student-Designed Tool in Space

What do you do with a broken satellite?

Above and beyond: Tim Peake’s ‘outstanding’ space mission

NASA Recruitment Posters: Want To Live, Work On Mars?

Do you have the ‘right stuff’? How to become a Canadian astronaut

Watch SpaceX Nearly Pull Off Its 4th Straight Rocket Landing at Sea (Video)

Physics

Hunt for dark matter sends scientists underground in a Victorian goldmine

Is Particle Physics About to Crack Wide Open?

Dark matter could be made of primordial black holes, study finds

Gravitational waves detected for second time

Physicists suggest we might have just found dark matter while detecting gravitational waves

Arachaeology

Archaeologist points to hidden monument in Jordan’s Petra (Update)

Aeronatuics

Pioneering solar pilots ‘make sci-fi a reality’

Virtual Reality

Los Alamos app allows users to visit 1940s ‘Atomic City’

Digital Currency

Apple Pay to Expand to the Web on Monday?

Connectivity

An average household now has four connected devices

Environment

Climate Change Effects In One Place Radiate Throughout The World

Warming Arctic affects jet stream, linked to melting Greenland ice: study

Record rains in France linked to global warming

Geothermal Power Plant Turns Carbon Emissions to Stone

Climate Change This Week: Killer Crops, No More Fossil Fuel Subsidies, and More!

Torpedo-shaped robots to swim Bay of Bengal in monsoon study

Canada’s eastern boreal forest could thrive with climate change, study suggests

Solution to Climate Change Found? 700-Year-Old West African Soil Method Can Help

3 new fish species found in Hawaii marine conservation area

South Pole is the last place on Earth to pass a global warming milestone

Every observatory in the world now reports carbon dioxide is at highest level in 4 million years

It only took a `perfect storm` to fell Ice Age giants

Bright spots found in some coral reefs

Archaeology

Revealed: Cambodia’s vast medieval cities hidden beneath the jungle

2000 Year Old Butter ‘Football’ Unearthed in Ireland

Wildlife

We Finally Know Why Birds Are So Freakishly Smart

Frog Embryos Speed-Hatch to Escape Danger

Military Sci-fi

North Korean hackers stole US fighter jet blueprints

Scientists decode online ecology of ISIL, come up with equation that predicts real-world attacks

Singularity

The Quest to Make Code Work Like Biology Just Took A Big Step

76 million autonomous cars will be on roads by 2035: experts

Deep Learning Isn’t a Dangerous Magic Genie. It’s Just Math

Meet the crazy supercomputer that controls Formula 1 cars

Who actually wants a self-driving car?

Evolution

Pythons and boas shed new light on reptile evolution

Geology

Giant Sinkholes near West Texas Oil Patch Towns Are Growing—as New Ones Lurk

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