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A Week in Science – 20 September 2013

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Media coverage of this week’s stories

Comet collisions increase chance of life across solar system – Article from The Guardian

Slow-motion world for small animals – Article from BBC

Ear wax from whales keeps record of ocean contaminants – Article from NPR

Healthy lifestyle ‘slows cellular ageing’ – Article from The Telegraph

Terminator Self-healing plastic developed – Article from

Humans have 10 smells, and one is popcorn – Article from NBC News

Academic papers featured

Martins Z et al., Shock synthesis of amino acids from impacting cometary and icy planet surface analogues, Nature Geoscience; 2013

Healy K et al., Metabolic rate and body size are linked with perception of temporal information, Animal Behaviour; 2013

Trumble SJ et al., Blue whale earplug reveals lifetime contaminant exposure and hormone profiles, PNAS; 2013

Ornish D et al., Effect of comprehensive lifestyle changes on telomerase activity and telomere length in men with biopsy-proven low-risk prostate cancer: 5-year follow-up of a descriptive pilot study , The Lancet; 2013

Rekondo A et al., Catalyst-free room-temperature self-healing elastomers based on aromatic disulfide metathesis, Materials Horizons; 2013

Castro JB et al., Categorical Dimensions of Human Odor Descriptor Space Revealed by Non-Negative Matrix Factorization, PLoS ONE; 8(9); 2013

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