Daily Bulletin for 10/28/2016

———————————————————— http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=4c3cdd810c&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=6986f3b093&e=0023a935ed ** How the Moon Got Its Giant Bull’s-Eye ———————————————————— AM Update on Oct 28, 2016 08:15 am Hanneke Weitering, Space.com One of the biggest impact craters on the moon is mysteriously shaped like a three-ringed bull’s-eye. After decades of deliberation, scientists said they may have finally figured out how those rings came to be.The crater in question, called the Orientale impact basin, is located on the edge of the moon’s near side, so the feature is barely visible from Earth. The crater formed about 3.8 billion years ago. Three concentric rings circle the basin, the biggest of which measures nearly 580 miles (930 kilometers) across. These strange circles have lacked a solid explanation until now. Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=9edf24466a&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=5f758de1c6&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=894dafe0d7&e=0023a935ed ** Swifts Can Fly for 10 Months Non-Stop ———————————————————— AM Update on Oct 28, 2016 01:13 am Merrit Kennedy, NPR Scientists have long suspected that the common swift remains airborne for extraordinary amounts of time during its annual migration.Now, a team of scientists in Sweden has proved that these birds fly for tremendously long periods of time. They affixed data loggers onto a total of 19 of the master fliers in 2013 and 2014, and recaptured the birds months or years later. Researchers found that the birds can spend almost their entire 10-month nonbreeding period on the wing. Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=8af427f00a&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=2d5f55e710&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=1c762f1d47&e=0023a935ed ** NASA Takes Images of Mars Probe’s Fiery Grave ———————————————————— AM Update on Oct 28, 2016 12:44 am Phys.org A high-resolution image taken by a NASA Mars orbiter this week reveals further details of the area where the ExoMars Schiaparelli module ended up following its descent on 19 October.The latest image was taken on 25 October by the high-resolution camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and provides close-ups of new markings on the planet’s surface first found by the spacecraft’s ‘context camera’ last week. Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=d12c9e7e00&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=e9dbff1cdb&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=005a3de4ca&e=0023a935ed. ** Ancient Battle Left Sea Monster With Tooth in Its Face ———————————————————— AM Update on Oct 28, 2016 01:22 am Laura Geggel, LS About 75 million years ago, a mosasaur — a dolphin-like, predatory, marine reptile that lived during the dinosaur age — bit another mosasaur so hard that it left its tooth behind, embedded in its foe’s face, new research finds.Now, paleontologists are studying the remains of the victim, a creature that sustained not one, but two attacks on its face, likely from different adversaries, said paleontologist Takuya Konishi, an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati. Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=12a014abf7&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=c0cfbdd8fa&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=03692d2bd3&e=0023a935ed. ** Cranberries Don’t Actually Prevent UTI’s ———————————————————— AM Update on Oct 28, 2016 12:41 am Andrew Seaman, Reuters Over the course of a year, taking cranberry capsules did nothing to stave off urinary tract infections (UTIs) among older women living in nursing homes, a U.S. study finds. Women taking the capsules had just as many UTIs and infection-promoting factors in their urine as women taking inert placebo pills, researchers conclude."I think it reinforces what many of the other studies have said so far," said lead author Dr. Manisha Juthani-Mehta, of the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=43f0a4a022&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=59f3a46c3c&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=8994793bb8&e=0023a935ed ** New Microscopes Redraw Endoplasmic Reticulum ———————————————————— AM Update on Oct 28, 2016 01:22 am Laurel Hamers, SN Textbook drawings of the cell’s largest organelle might need to be updated based on new images. Super-resolution shots of the endoplasmic reticulum reveal tightly packed tubes where previous pictures showed plain flat sheets, scientists report in the Oct. 28 Science.The finding helps explain how the endoplasmic reticulum, or ER, reshapes itself in response to changing conditions, says study coauthor Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, a cell biologist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Va. Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=52e7558042&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=e841598574&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=28c599bc5e&e=0023a935ed. ** Startup Claims to Make Genome Tailored Wine ———————————————————— AM Update on Oct 28, 2016 12:24 am Rebecca Robbins, Stat A new wine delivery service called Vinome is promising to deliver “the ultimate personalized wine experience” — customized to your DNA.There isn’t much (or, really, any) science to back it up. But it’s got a very big name in its corner.Vinome just inked a deal with a startup called Helix, which in turn is backed by the world’s biggest DNA sequencing company, the powerhouse known as Illumina. For the past 15 years, Illumina has been selling machines that can quickly decode the human genome. 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That’s not much within the context of the world’s growing data hoard. But in the… Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=9d290de0fb&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=976e47ebed&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=ba0c11367d&e=0023a935ed ** Scientists Watch Stem Cells Regrow Brain Tissue ———————————————————— AM Update on Oct 28, 2016 01:08 am Jenny Rood, TS Transplanted embryonic neurons can properly connect into the developed visual cortex of adult mice and improve the animals’ sensitivities to visual cues over time, scientists reported today (October 26) in Nature. By demonstrating that added neurons can become fully functional in circuits that normally do not rewire in adulthood, the team’s results suggest that the brain may be more plastic than previously thought. 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