discovermagazine.com – Rare footage of a baby Dumbo octopus taking its first swim, no feather required.
Source: Elizabeth K. Shea, Alexander Ziegler, Cornelius Faber, Timothy M. Shank. Dumbo octopod hatchling provides insight into early cirrate life cycle. Current Biology, 2018.
sciam.com – Plotting the spacefaring car’s interplanetary trajectory helps test forecasts for potentially Earth-threatening asteroids
Source: Hanno Rein, Daniel Tamayo, David Vokrouhlicky. The random walk of cars and their collision probabilities with planets. arXiv, 2018.
npr.org – That's more than the number of the critically endangered species remaining. The orangutans have been hit hard by deforestation and hunting. The animals are native to the island.
Source: Maria Voigt, et al. Global Demand for Natural Resources Eliminated More Than 100,000 Bornean Orangutans. Current Biology, 2018.
nytimes.com – Consumer products like perfume, pesticides and paint can contribute as much to city air pollution as cars.
Source: Brian C. McDonald, et al. Volatile chemical products emerging as largest petrochemical source of urban organic emissions. Science, 2018.
digitaltrends.com – Researchers have begun to uncover the mysteries of the cuttlefish, having identified the neural circuits that give the creature its incredible shape-shifting abilities.
Source: Neural Control of Dynamic 3-Dimensional Skin Papillae for Cuttlefish Camouflage. iScience, .
bbc.com – The 'Oumuamua asteroid from outside our Solar System was involved in a collision, a study finds.
Source: Alan Fitzsimmons, et al. Spectroscopy and thermal modelling of the first interstellar object 1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua. Nature Astronomy, 2017.
digitaltrends.com – Researchers have created low-frequency microphones that could potentially help to predict the eruption of certain volcanoes around the world.
Source: Jeffrey B. Johnson, Leighton M. Watson, Jose L. Palma, Eric M. Dunham, Jacob F. Anderson. Forecasting the eruption of an open-vent volcano using resonant infrasound tones. Geophysical Research Letters, 2018.
latimes.com – The asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago appears to have caused huge amounts of magma to spew out of the bottom of the ocean, a new study of seafloor data finds.
Source: Joseph S. Byrnes, Leif Karlstrom. Anomalous K-Pg–aged seafloor attributed to impact-induced mid-ocean ridge magmatism. Science Advances, 2018.
geek.com – Graphene: It’s what’s for dinner. Scientists at Rice University are testing new ways to embed graphene patterns onto food, fabric, wood, and other objects. Famed for its toughness and conductivity, the basic structural …
Source: Yieu Chyan, et al. Laser-Induced Graphene by Multiple Lasing: Toward Electronics on Cloth, Paper, and Food. ACS Nano, 2018.
nytimes.com – A journal says it’s the first documented case of successful inducement of breast-milk production in a transgender woman.
Source: Tamar Reisman, Zil Goldstein. Case Report: Induced Lactation in a Transgender Woman. Transgender Health, 2018.