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A Week In Science – 16 August 2013

Kangaroo squiggle maybe
Can you work out what the squiggle is? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or tweet them @Ri_Aus with the tag #WeekInSci.

Media coverage of this week’s stories

Near-death experiences are ‘electrical surge in dying brain’ – Article from BBC News

Females use male displays as an indicator of genetic compatibility – Article to come

Bone tools found at Neanderthal site – Article from ABC Science

New ‘Smart Windows’ Let In Light But Keep Out The Heat For Energy Savings – Article from San Francisco Chronicle

iPhone device detects heart rhythm problem linked to stroke – Article from The Conversation

Language boosts invisible objects into visual awareness – Article from The Guardian

Academic papers featured

Mashour, G et al., Surge of neurophysiological coherence and connectivity in the dying brain, PNAS Early Edition; 2013

Hill, G & Johnson, J et al., The mitonuclear compatibility hypothesis of sexual selection, RSPB ; Vol.280 No. 1768; 2013

Soressi, M et al., Neandertals made the first specialized bone tools in Europe, PNAS Early Edition; 2013

Llordes, A et al., Tunable near-infrared and visible-light transmittance in nanocrystal-in-glass composites, Nature; Vol.500; 2013

Lau, J et al., iPhone ECG application for community screening to detect silent atrial fibrillation: A novel technology to prevent stroke, International Journal of Cardiology; Pending publication

Lupyan, G. & Ward, E. J et al., Language can boost otherwise unseen objects into visual awareness, PNAS Early Edition; 2013

Do you have a memory or thought to share?

2 thoughts on “A Week In Science – 16 August 2013

  1. Hi Paul,

    You do a great job as a director. It would be good to know what Motor Neurone Disease is and how it happens.




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