Science Weekly Roundup 3/7/14

Wired/Nature

Wired/Nature

Astronomy

The audacious rescue plan that might have saved space shuttle Columbia (Ars Technica)

NASA’s Kepler mission announces 715 new worlds (Astronomy.com)

 –Jumbo Black Hole’s Dizzying Spin Twists Space (National Geographic)

Spin of distant black hole measured at half of speed of light (Reuters)

Carl Sagan: Astronomy Icon’s Legacy in Pictures (Gallery) (Space.com)

Expedition 38 (NASA)

Strange Signal From Galactic Center Is Looking More and More Like Dark Matter (Wired)

How big is space? – interactive version (BBC Future)

Space Research Pays for Itself, but Inspires Fewer People (Op-Ed) (Space.com)

Biology

Born To Swim? (Popular Science)

Five-tonne dinosaur species discovered (The Guardian)

There Are 10 Times More Fish In The Sea Than We Thought (Popular Science)

Scientists can now control flies’ brains with lasers (The Verge)

Geosciences

A Bright Year for Solar in the U.S.—But There Are Clouds on the Horizon (Time)

In The New Globalized Diet, Wheat, Soy And Palm Oil Rule (NPR)

Bizarre Organic Quasicrystal Accidentally Created in Lab (Wired)

Medicine

Scientists create accurate predictor of the next year’s flu virus (Ars Technica)

This Pacemaker Membrane Can Keep A Heart Beating Perfectly (Popular Science)

Baby born with HIV reported to be clear of virus after urgent treatment (The Guardian)

Screws Made From Silk Could Be Used In Surgical Implants (Popular Science)

Physics

British schoolboy, 13, becomes youngest to build nuclear fusion reactor (The Telegraph)

General

Not Exactly Rocket Science (National Geographic)

SAT overhaul to make essay optional, end penalty for wrong answers (LA Times)

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