Editor’s Selections: Giraffes, Alzheimer drugs, the physics of gravity and the cold, cold winter

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By Sarah Kendrew

Sarah Kendrew Sarah Kendrew selects interesting and notable ResearchBlogging.org posts in the physical sciences, chemistry, engineering, computer science, geosciences and mathematics. She blogs about astronomy at One Small Step.

Welcome to the new week everyone. With the twelfth day of Christmas officially been and gone, the holiday season is most definitely over. If you’ve already failed in your good intentions for 2011, don’t worry! There’s always great new research to discuss. Deice those laptops and join in.

  • Why has this winter been so cold in Europe? Yup, it’s definitely been a little chilly and white here in Germany, so this article unsurprisingly caught my attention. Climate researcher Andy Russell talks about a recent paper that looks at the effect of sea ice concentration in part of the Arctic on the winter temperatures here in Europe. Don’t believe the denialists, and tell your friends – European cold winters and climate change are compatible.
  • Finding and Alzheimer’s drug from scratch. Biochemistry is not my specialist subject, so I was impressed with Sharon Neufeldt’s clear and interesting description of one group’s research into Alzheimer drugs using, essentially, a brute force method.
  • Physics changes with F(R) gravity. It’s an exciting time for fundamental physics, and particularly the force of gravity has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. In this post, Joseph Smidt talks about one particular variant on “traditional” general relativistic gravity, F(R), and how this force may manifest itself in the observable Universe.
  • OpenLab Finalist: Giraffes – Necks for food, or necks for sex? Brian Switek shares his article on research into giraffe anatomy that will be included in the 2010 Open Lab anthology. Giraffes are awesome – that is all.

Stay warm and have a good week all! See you next week for more physical sciences fun.

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6 Responses to “Editor’s Selections: Giraffes, Alzheimer drugs, the physics of gravity and the cold, cold winter”

  1. Sharon Says:
    January 10th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks for including me : )

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    May 31st, 2013 at 10:20 pm

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