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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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