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A Week In Science – 5 July 2013

Media coverage of this week’s stories

Stemming blood loss using electricity – Article from The Australian

Method for human head transplants proposed – Article from Australian Popular Science

New material for storing energy – Article from ABC Science

Aerosol pollution reduced rainfall, and clean air may increase rainfall – Article from The Age

H7N9 particularly suited for jumping form birds to humans – Article from LiveScience

Human liver grown from stem cells – Article from

Military sonar affects blue whales – Article from NBC News

Academic papers featured

Mandel Y et al., Vasoconstriction by Electrical Stimulation: New Approach to Control of Non-Compressible Haemorrhage, Scientific Reports; 3 : 2111; 2013

Canavero S ., HEAVEN: The head anastomosis venture Project outline for the first human head transplantation with spinal linkage (GEMINI), SNI: NEUROSURGICAL DEVELOPMENTS ON THE HORIZON; 4:335; 2013

Hu W et al., Electron-pinned defect-dipoles for high-performance colossal permittivity materials, Nature Materials; 2013

Wu P et al., Anthropogenic impact on Earth’s hydrological cycle , Nature Climate Change; 2013

Zhou J et al., Biological features of novel avian influenza A (H7N9) virus , Nature; 2013

Takebe T et al., Vascularized and functional human liver from an iPSC-derived organ bud transplant , Nature; 499:7456 ; 2013

Goldbogen J et al., Blue whales respond to simulated mid-frequency military sonar , Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences; 280:1765; 2013

DeRuiter S et al., First direct measurements of behavioural responses by Cuvier’s beaked whales to mid-frequency active (MFA) sonar , Biology Letters; 9:4; 2013

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  1. Thats why they beach themselves because the sonar confuses them and it either stresses them out or confuses their direction – both


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