Sciencism 2013/04/21

This week in Sciencism, new Earth-like planets discovered, new surgical patch inspired by a parasitic worm, when do babies become conscious, first artificial kidney transplant in rats, fruit flies sleep like humans and how might we tell if we are living in a computer simulation?

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Scince Quiz – Last week… Which scientific technique involves measuring the absorbance of visible light in order to ascertain the composition and/or concentration of substances within?
A – Spectrophotometry

Q – Which mathematical theory describes the strategy involved in decision making and who first offered mathematical proof of this theory?

Science or fiction – special coelacanth edition.

Last Week in the Past.

http://phys.org/news/2013-04-coelacanth-genome-surfaces-unexpected-insights.html

http://www.space.com/13828-alien-planets-kepler-telescope-infographic.html

http://phys.org/news/2013-04-flies.html

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/04/when-does-your-baby-become-consc.html

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