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A Week In Science – 5 October 2012

The Great Barrier Reef has lost nearly 50% of its coral cover in last 27 years. Article from the New York Times

Roman and Chinese empires 2000 years ago caused significant increases in greenhouse gas emissions Article from the Sydney Morning Herald

Compound found in Black Mamba snake venom produces a strong painkiller effect Article from The Conversation

When Gouldian Finches use their right eye to choose their mate Article from Discover Magazine

Evidence that early humans were eating meat 1.5 million years ago Article from the UK Press Association

GM cow produces low-allergenic milk Article from the BBC

Functioning neurons generated from other brain cell types Article from Scientific American

Stem cells used to produce functional eggs Article from ABC Science

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