Science News – June 25th, 2016

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.

Those are just a few of the exciting things going on in the world of science this week. Have you heard about any other interesting science news lately? Leave a comment and let us know!

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Science News of the Week – November 20th, 2015

Let’s take a look at some of the important developments in science this week…

First, scientists have successfully used a laser to cool water for the first time. Lasers are usually associated with heating, but in this experiment infrared laser light was used to reduce the temperature of water. This process could have interesting applications in research and industrial processes. Read more from Tech Times here.

Second, the birth of planets around a distant star has been photographed for the first time. The exoplanet is a gas giant that is forming around the star LkCa 15, about 450 light years from earth. Read more from Scientific American here.

Third, an ancient fossilized forest has been discovered in the arctic region of Norway. The fossilized trees date back to 380 million years ago, when the area in which they were found was located close to the equator. These type of forests may have been responsible for the 15 fold reduction in carbon dioxide that occurred during the late Devonian period. Read more from Discovery News here.

Those are just a few of the exciting things going on in the world of science this week. Have you heard about any other interesting science news lately? Leave a comment and let us know!

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