10+ Awesome Things Happening Right Now That'll Restore Your Faith in The World
Good news, worth sharing.
There's no shortage of bad news in the media, but sometimes we spend so much time focussing on nuclear weapons and disappearing seas that we forget there are some incredible things happening in the world of science and technology.
To provide you with some much-needed hope for the future, we've put together a list of some of the best science news of 2017 so far. Read here: http://www.sciencealert.com/best-science-news-2017
NASA's Latest Jupiter Pics Are Here to Remind You The Universe Doesn't Totally Suck
NASA's Juno probe has just sent back incredible images from its eighth science flyby of the gas giant. But as if the highly detailed images weren't amazing enough, the space agency has shared the raw files with the public, giving them the chance to process the images.
The results are so beautiful that they'll temporarily make you forget about nuclear bombs, hydrogen bombs, and, yes, even climate change. Read here: http://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-s-latest-jupiter-pics-are-here-to-remind-you-the-universe-doesn-t-totally-suck
Packs of African Wild Dogs Vote on Group Decisions by Sneezing
The achoos have it.
Do pack animals just follow their leader? Or if not, how do they reach a consensus? According to observations taken of African wild dogs in Botswana, one option is sneezing.
According to new research, if enough animals in the pack sternutate, that constitutes a quorum that it's time to get up and go hunting. Read here: http://www.sciencealert.com/cutest-polling-booth-ever-african-wild-dogs-vote-by-sneezing
Deadly Whale Strandings in 2016 Could Have a Link to The Northern Lights
The problem with intense solar storms.
Scientists have never fully understood what drives whole pods of whales to beach themselves in mass strandings along the world's coastlines, but it's possible the impetus may not originate on Earth.
The same phenomenon that produces spellbinding aurorae like the northern lights could also be triggering mass whale strandings, with powerful solar stormscausing disruptions in Earth's magnetic field that throw off the animals' powers of navigation, according to a new study. Read here: http://www.sciencealert.com/intense-solar-storms-could-be-what-triggers-deadly-mass-whale-strandings
Trials of Breakthrough Cancer Treatment Were Just Put on Hold After a Patient's Death
Just one week after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pharmaceutical company Novartis to use a new cancer treatment known as CAR-T therapy, the organisation is now putting additional trials on hold.
The reason? The death of the first patient to be treated with it. Read here: http://www.sciencealert.com/breakthrough-cancer-treatment-trials-put-on-hold-following-death-of-a-patient