Science News! Let’s take a look at some of the important developments in science this week…
First, pink snow in the Arctic caused by algae may be speeding up Arctic melting. The algae darkens the snow which causes it to melt faster. Read more from the Washington Post here.
Second, research has found that some genes become active after death and may remain so for days. This knowledge could have applications in determining time of death, understanding evolution, and has implications for organ transplants as well. Read more from Science Magazine here.
Third, NASA has discovered that Earth has another object orbiting it besides the moon. A small asteroid that orbits the sun also circles the Earth, and is now considered a quasi-satellite of our planet. Read more from the Huffington Post here.