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.
There’s some excellent in-depth posts in the physical sciences this week. Here’s a few picks.
What’s the link between hot rocks and aneurysms? Yes, I wouldn’t have guessed either. Turns out the Earth’s crust can have its weak spots too. This post by the Metageologist explains this interesting phenomenon seen in the Himalayas.
Do you like your energy drinks? Then you should definitely read this post by Dirk Hanson on Addiction Inbox, and note well the story of the farmer who consumed a gallon of coffee a day and started suffering from “caffeine-induced delusions”. Put that espresso down!
I liked this Wired Cosmos post on the possibility of invisible aliens. It describes in some detail the phenomenon of transparency in living organisms – pretty fascinating.
Enjoy the week, and I’ll be back next Monday with more selections.