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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Sciencism 2013/03/31

In this weeks episode of Sciencism;

Science News – What came first, the head or the brain? New SNPs found for cancer, the moon and asteroids share history, sweet potato baby formular and a microbe with 7 sexes.

Science Quiz – Which physical phenomena explains the emission of electrons from matter when they absorb light energy? And who won the nobel prize for the discovery of the law describing this?

Science Issues – Human genome 99% patented and retraction of the HeLa cells genome.

Science or Fiction – Scientists engineer bacteria to use caffeine as energy source, Study find that fungi sequester more arbon than plant matter in boreal forests, Fire activity in the amazon can be predicted using satelite images to detect the colour of leaves.

Last week in the past – Eiffel Tower opens, first successful tornado forecast, Mariner 10 observes Mercury, First Sea Plane Flight.

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