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HOT Science for March 12, l2019

March 23, 2019

The top science, technology and medical stories of the week. I present them at the Lake Chapala Society in Ajijic, Mexico. The group consists largely of expats who have retired here, so some stories are those of particular interest to this Elder population.

Featured Stories

Four new DNA letters double life’s alphabet
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00650-8

Annual noninvasive stool test effective for colon cancer screening
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190225175921.htm

An Ancient Japanese Shrine Debuts a Buddhist Robot
https://thediplomat.com/2019/03/an-ancient-japanese-shrine-debuts-a-buddhist-robot/

Scientists rejuvenate stem cells in the aging brain of mice
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190301101812.htm

Could medical marijuana help older people with their ailments?
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190228164023.htm

Heatwaves sweeping oceans ‘like wildfires’, scientists reveal
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/04/heatwaves-sweeping-oceans-like-wildfires-scientists-reveal

Ikea curtains break down pollutants, highlight interest in fabric purifiers
https://techxplore.com/news/2019-02-ikea-curtains-pollutants-highlight-fabric.html

Other stories of interest

Nanoparticles help realize ‘spintronic’ devices
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190305100632.htm

Scientists gave mice infrared vision, but could they do the same for humans?
https://bgr.com/2019/03/03/infrared-vision-mice-mouse-experiment-nanoparticles/

Clues to brain differences between males and females
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190301160901.htm

China opens its first Mars simulation base
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1140707.shtml

Can you tell the difference between Bach and RoboBach?
https://www.theverge.com/2016/12/23/14069382/ai-music-creativity-bach-deepbach-csl

Capturing Bacteria That Eat And Breathe Electricity
http://astrobiology.com/2019/03/capturing-bacteria-that-eat-and-breathe-electricity.html


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