A mid-month roundup of some recent science reports from blogs and news sites.
“Referees are more likely to make foul calls when they see the action moving from right to left, or leftward, according to a new study by brain researchers at the University of Pennsylvania” – from wired.com
Cells from Herietta Lacks, who died of cervical cancer in 1951, have been used in the development of the polio vaccine, chemotherapy, cloning, gene mapping, IVF, and many other medical advances. Read more about her life, and the events after her death, in this article on The Guardian website.
Scientists at Columbia University have identified a new virus that they believe is causing the disease Heart and Muscle Inflammation, a salmon disease that can devastate farm stocks.
British Psychological Society blog post about recent research into the choice between busyness and idleness. “Forced to wait for fifteen minutes at the airport luggage carousel leaves many of us miserable and irritated. Yet if we’d spent the same waiting time walking to the carousel we’d be far happier.”