Friday Coffee Break: Social Networks for Guts, Golf for Neuro-rehab, and Other Unusual Uses for Science
Bits and pieces (largely but not always entirely related to life science) to muse over–or check out and save for later–while enjoying a well-deserved Friday coffee. Or tea. Enjoy!
|SOCIAL NETWORK FOR GASTROINTESTINAL BACTERIA
|Get your bacteria’s genomes sequenced, and join an exclusive social network to talk with others about . . . your gut.
|THEORIES OF THE FEMALE ORGASM
|Is the female orgasm merely a byproduct of choosing the right partner? Or does it serve an evolutionary purpose? Answers remain elusive.
|SPACE JUNK ABOUNDS
|Experts advise NASA to clean up litter left in space, or face increased risk to future spacecraft.
|GOLF CHANGES THE BRAIN
|Practicing golf is shown to change brain structure, demonstrating that similar structured leisure activities could be used for neuro-rehabilitation.