Seven Days in Life

25 September – 01 October 2017 Advancements in Life Sciences' Seven Days in Life (25 Sept - 01 Oct 2017)


time capsuleTime capsule buried to preserve science for the ages
On an Arctic island, researchers have buried a stainless-steel tube stuffed with artefacts that they say sum up science and technology in 2017.
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mosDisease resistance successfully spread from modified to wild mosquitoes
These GM mosquitoes preferred to mate with wild mosquitoes and passed the desired protection to offspring.
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beeA stinging report: Climate change a major threat to bumble bees
New research is helping to explain the link between a changing global climate and a dramatic decline in bumble bee populations worldwide.
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gamersVideo gamers have an advantage in learning
Neuropsychologists let video gamers compete against non-gamers in a learning competition. During the test, the video gamers performed significantly better and showed an increased brain activity.  
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moonHow do we sense moonlight? Daylight? There's a cell for that
Neuroscientists describe an unexpected way that we sense the overall degree of illumination in our environment. They found that specific neurons in the retina of the eye divvy up the job. 
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