Getting drunk in space is forbidden. Also: Bee-ball, space rays, and unintended consequences. — FTN DAILY EDITION #128, Science & Health

Patrick McManaman

Back From the Dead

Simply bringing back extinct species can have a lot of unintended consequences.

Sarah Fecht for Popular Science:

But once a species is brought back from the dead, their populations will be small, and they’ll need the same types of protections that endangered species require.

http://www.popsci.com/resurrecting-extinct-animals-might-harm-more-species-than-it-helps


Smart Bees

Bees can learn more than previously thought.

New Scientist:

Bumblebees have learned to push a ball into a hole to get a reward, stretching what was thought possible for small-brained creatures.


Buzzed in Orbit?

Alcohol on space flights is a thing.

Bryan Lufkin for BBC News:

The truth is, booze has historically had a complicated relationship with space exploration.

http://www.popsci.com/resurrecting-extinct-animals-might-harm-more-species-than-it-helps


Know It When You See It

Learn to distinguish scientific fact from “alternative facts”.

Sarina Gleason-Michigan State for Futurity:

Besides employing an everyday skepticism to the research that exists today, Elliott suggests taking note of who is actually conducting the science and confirming if a well-respected, peer-reviewed journal has published the science.

http://www.popsci.com/resurrecting-extinct-animals-might-harm-more-species-than-it-helps


Phone Killers from Outer Space

Cosmic rays have bigger impact than you might imagine.

David Salisbury for Futurity:

However, a fraction of these particles carry enough energy to interfere with the operation of microelectronic circuitry.

http://www.popsci.com/resurrecting-extinct-animals-might-harm-more-species-than-it-helps


Tough Foam

Strong stuff.

Mike Williams-Rice for Futurity:

The 3D structures were created from a powdered nickel catalyst, surfactant-wrapped multiwall nanotubes and sugar as a carbon source.

http://www.popsci.com/resurrecting-extinct-animals-might-harm-more-species-than-it-helps


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