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science news 21.5.2019

Today's selection of science news. Links are normally to press releases on EurekAlert (at the bottom end I may also add a couple of newspaper stories). I include quotes from the summary (using quotation marks) in cases where the title alone doesn't reveal what the story is about. My own thoughts appear without quotation marks, if I have any.


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Life On The Edge: Amazing C...

3.33 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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Light and Life: An Engrossi...

3.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Travels To The Nanoworld: m...

2.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
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حكايات في العلم والحياة: مو...

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Invasion der Waschbären

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9 Millionen Fahrräder am Ra...

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Ginkgo trees were spread around the world in temperate climate zones before, during and after the dinosaurs roamed the earth, but at the end of the last ice age, they almost became extinct, surviving only in a small part of Asia, and unable to move t ...more
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This fictionalised biography of Roger Casement should be one story, as it is the story of one man’s life, but strangely it feels like two stories glued together that don’t really fit. First there is the story of the man who successfully exposed the c ...more
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The book opens with a dialogue between two friends on the bus, on their way to work, after narrowly escaping a possible accident. Rose talks a lot, and preferably about what her friend Tolani should do with her life and her boyfriend, while Tolani he ...more
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tobacco and cannabis are only the tip of a huge iceberg which is explored here in great detail. I reviewed this for Chemistry & Industry, review should be out soon.
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A very topical account of the ongoing revolution in genetics and genomics.
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The cultural divide between the worlds of science and arts has stirred much debate since CP Snow diagnosed it in the 1950s. How much specialisation is good for society, and how much general knowledge from the sciences should extend to the other side ...more
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