This Week in Science: Music for Cats, Capturing Light’s Two Sides, and Smoking’s Death Sentence
Seven days, lots of science in the news. Here’s a roundup of some of the week’s most notable and quotable items:
Illustration by Sarah Peavey
Cats prefer listening to music that’s made for them–with the same frequency range they use to communicate and a tempo similar to purring.
Scientists managed to capture an image of light that shows it behaving as both a particle and a wave at the same time.
This may be the tiniest living thing ever captured in an image.
Climate change may have helped to spark the Syrian civil war.
A whopping 60 of ~760 plants in the Everglades are at risk, a new study finds. Biggest culprits: poaching and climate change changes.
The last ice age was too cold even for emperor penguins.
A 2.8-million-year-old jawbone unearthed in Ethiopia suggests that members of the human genus (Homo) arose in East Africa nearly half a million years earlier than previously thought.
In the jungles of Honduras, archaeologists discovered the fabled “White City,” built by a culture contemporaneous with the Maya but somewhat lost to history.
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