Science Fiction Inspiration for the Week ending August 7, 2016

I have two picks this week. The best piece of news that The US is going back to the US so there may be a new addition to the proposed Women of USA set Lego is planning.
Click the headings to see the topics you’re interested in or click “more” to see the full list.

Picks of the Week    Green Technology    Coding

Space Race    Health Research    Sexual Health

Reproductive Health    Neuroscience    Psychology

Wildlife    Astronomy    3D Printing

Connectivity    Geology    Paleontology

Anthropology    Cartography    Online Privacy

Cybersecurity    Archeology    Environment

Transportation    Virtual Gaming    Manufacturing

History of the Internet    Physics

 

Picks of the Week

It’s official: The US is going back to the Moon

‘Women of NASA’ Lego set proposal gains steam

Green Technology

Here’s the stunning electric car Porsche is making to take on Tesla

How sun, salt and glass could help solve our energy needs

Scientists turn CO2 into fuel with solar power

U of T chemists invent vitamin-driven battery

Coding

Learn Coding Skills for the Raspberry Pi and Minecraft With This Free Book

Space Race

Europe’s space agency will beam your message to Polaris

NASA’s Mars Mission Might Be In Trouble

Study Finds Cosmic Rays Increased Heart Risks Among Apollo Astronauts

Watch Astronauts Test Orion Spaceship Door for Future Mars Trips

NASA’s just released an awesome Curiosity game to celebrate the rover’s 4th birthday

Health Research

Researchers have made a prosthetic arm based off Luke Skywalker’s

Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Could you stomach Huel, the food of the future?

Big Pharma is jacking up the price of the ‘antidote’ to the overdose crisis

New ‘invisible’ foam to ease psoriasis agony: Simple-to-use spray the latest weapon in battle against skin condition

People who produce powerful HIV antibodies have specific immunological profile

Breakthrough stem call jab could save millions from osteoporosis bone fracture misery

Kaiser Permanente telestroke program increases use of clot-dissolving treatment for stroke patients

Soon, more close-fitting, comfortable, user-friendly prosthetics

Setting the Body’s ‘Serial Killers’ Loose on Cancer

What Is POTS and Why Haven’t More People Heard of It?

No strong proof that flossing your teeth has medical benefit

Patient set to undergo the world’s first human head transplant says ‘Dr Frankenstein’ will reveal details of the operation next month

This Harpoon Is Being “Fired” Into People’s Hearts To Save Their Lives

Read Books, Live Longer?

Health Secrets of the Amish

Does YOUR child have nits? Watch out! Head lice are becoming indestructible as they are now ‘resistant to 98% of over-the-counter remedies’

US may fund research to create mixed human-animal embryos

Russian anthrax outbreak linked to climate change

Why plant protein is better for you than meat protein

Study points way to finding genes affecting depression risk

You Can Now Grow Human-Animal Hybrids, But You Can’t Breed ‘Em

Asthma pill ‘promising’ for people with severe symptoms

Sexual Health

Female orgasm mystery ‘solved’: Scientists finally find out why women experience sexual pleasure

NHS can fund HIV ‘game-changing’ drug

Despite The Hype, Fewer Millennials Are Having Sex Than Predecessors

Give 13-25s free condoms, says health watchdog

Reproductive Health

From causing droopy boobs to interrupting your baby’s sleep, a parenting expert debunks common misconceptions about breastfeeding

It’s Official: Zika Is a Sexually Transmitted Infection

Curious Link Discovered Between Women Who Have Had Their Appendix Removed And An Increase In Fertility

Female Body After Giving Birth: How French Women Get Their Figures Back, Recover From Pregnancy

Breast-fed preemies do better on skills tests

Preterm labour prevention suture type could backfire

What YOU should eat on your period: Study shows syncing food to your menstrual cycle helps women stay in shape – and here’s your meal plan

Neuroscience

This woman lived 24 years without knowing she was missing her entire cerebellum

The Brain That Couldn’t Remember

Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia: How They Differ And What To Do

Brains of overweight people ‘ten years older’ than lean counterparts at middle-age

B.C.-led study of Tibetan monks suggests meditation can improve long-term brain activity

How ‘Pokemon Go’ is helping kids with autism and Asperger’s

Psychology

Being single beats being married, psychologist claims

Mass Shootings May Be Affected by ‘Media Contagion’: Researchers

Wildlife

How the Venomous, Egg-Laying Platypus Evolved

Earth’s sixth mass extinction may already be underway, scientists warn

Help save the bees with the Great Canadian Bumble Bee count

Alaskan woolly mammoths died of thirst: study

Desert elephants have special knowledge, not unique DNA, study finds

Huge Haul of Slain Sea Turtles Tests Vietnam

Elusive Arabian sand cat spotted after 10 years’ disappearance

The Mystery Of Why Sunflowers Turn To Follow The Sun — Solved

‘Granny’, the world’s oldest killer whale, is STILL swimming in the Pacific: 105-year-old orca was alive before Titanic sank

FDA approves Zika-fighting genetically modified mosquito

Astronomy

Why NASA still believes we might find life on Mars

NASA to land on asteroid that could have once seeded life, but may now destroy Earth

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Heads Back Toward Jupiter After Completing Half Of Its First ‘Capture Orbit’

NASA: Mars is Livable by the Year 2030

Black holes can actually destroy us from light-years away

Study: Great Red Spot storm heats up Jupiter’s atmosphere

Fluctuating atmosphere of Jupiter’s volcanic moon revealed

Astronomers just discovered a strange void near the centre of the Milky Way

One Of The Best Explanations For Why We Haven’t Found Alien Life

These are the 20 best places to search for alien life, say astronomers

Perseid Meteor Shower Will Be Extra Awesome This Year, NASA Says

The So-Called Alien Megastructure Just Got Even More Mysterious

NASA finally has clues about what Ceres is made of

Black holes are ‘doors’ to another world, scientists say

3D Printing

Scientists Are Developing A 3D Food Printer For The Home

Singularity

Can machines keep us safe from cyber-attack?

This ghostly singing robot from Japan will creep you out

Self-driving car? You’re still liable for accidents

Meet this wave-propelled robot that can swim, climb and crawl

The Washington Post will use robots to write stories about the Rio Olympics

Researchers have built the first reprogrammable quantum computer

Connectivity

Teen drivers playing with apps a bigger problem than texting, study finds

Apple acquires Turi, a machine learning company

Geology

Australia Will Suddenly Move 1.8 Meters North On New Year’s Day

Bacteria can show us when Earth’s magnetic field flipped

Paleontology

Scientists Have Discovered One Of The Largest Dinosaur Footprints Ever

Dinosaurs Saw The World In Shades Of Red

Anthropology

This Is What Bronze Age Women Looked Like

Cartography

Secret Japanese Military Maps Could Open a New Window on Asia’s Past

Online Privacy

Apple could benefit from Windows 10 privacy nightmare

Princeton Study Exposes Weird New Ways Sites Are Spying on You

This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult

Cybersecurity

Protect yourself and your organization in cyberspace

New attack steals SSNs, e-mail addresses, and more from HTTPS pages

Apple offers big cash rewards for help finding security bugs

Study finds dozens of Canadian firms have paid ransoms to regain control of data

Def Con: Do smart devices mean dumb security?

Hacker Builds a QR Code Generator That Lets Him Into Fancy Airport Lounges

Archaeology

Population boom preceded early farming

Has the real birthplace of King Arthur been found? Archaeologists unearth Dark Age royal palace – just where legends said he was born – but which had already vanished by the time they were written down

Environment

Earth broke dozens of climate records last year, annual ‘checkup’ shows

5 Key Takeaways From Alarming New Climate Report

Climate change may cause Cold War-era Arctic military base to resurface

Transportation

China’s elevated bus: Futuristic ‘straddling bus’ hits the road

Indonesia’s Go-Jek raises $550 million to battle Uber and Grab

Earth’s resources depleted for 2016

Virtual Gaming

Will Virtual Reality Change Travel?

Manufacturing

Revolutionary liquid metals bring shape-shifting Terminator tech closer to reality (VIDEO)

History of the Internet

The world’s first website went online 25 years ago today

Physics

The Particle That Wasn’t

Scientists discover light could exist in a previously unknown form

From unconventional laser beams to a more robust imaging wave

Newly discovered blue whirl fire tornado burns cleaner for reduced emissions

 

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