Hold Off Dyeing Your Hair With Graphene Nanoparticles

discovermagazine.com – Graphene has quite a reputation in the materials science world, can it make a good hair dye?

Source: Chong Luo, Lingye Zhou, Kevin Chiou, Jiaxing Huang. Multifunctional Graphene Hair Dye. Chem, 2018.

Stephen Hawking's Last Paper (Probably) Doesn't Prove We Live in a Multiverse

livescience.com – Stephen Hawking's last paper is very interesting, but it's not going to prove the existence of multiverses.

Source: S. W. Hawking, Thomas Hertog. A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation?. arXiv, 2018.

Kids are starting to picture scientists as women

sciencenews.org – An analysis of studies asking kids to draw a scientist finds that the number of females drawn has increased over the last 50 years.

Source: David I. Miller, Kyle M. Nolla, Alice H. Eagly, David H. Uttal. The Development of Children's Gender-Science Stereotypes: A Meta-analysis of 5 Decades of U.S. Draw-A-Scientist Studies. Child Development, 2018.

Scientists Record Volcanic Thunder For the First Time

discovermagazine.com – Some scientists thought it might be impossible to record volcanic thunder. These researchers just did.

Source: Matthew M. Haney, et al. Volcanic thunder from explosive eruptions at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters, 2018.

Scientists create nanostructures that could improve gene therapies

upi.com – UCLA scientists have developed news microscopic structures called "nanospears" that could make gene therapies safer, faster and more cost-effective.

Source: Xiaobin Xu, et al. Precision-Guided Nanospears for Targeted and High-Throughput Intracellular Gene Delivery. ACS Nano, 2018.

Prosthetic arm with realistic sensation makes 'life a better place'

upi.com – Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have developed a prosthetic arm with more natural movement sensation.

Source: Paul D. Marasco, et al. Illusory movement perception improves motor control for prosthetic hands. Science Translational Medicine, 2018.

Breakthrough could aid development of bee-friendly pesticides

sciencedaily.com – Efforts to create pesticides that are not toxic to bees have been boosted by a scientific breakthrough.

Source: Cristina Manjon, et al. Unravelling the Molecular Determinants of Bee Sensitivity to Neonicotinoid Insecticides. Current Biology, 2018.

Stroke-focused hip hop could help save lives, study says

upi.com – Using hip-hop music to teach school children the symptoms of stroke and how to quickly react to them can save lives and prevent disabilities, a new study says.

Source: Olajide Williams, et al. Improving Community Stroke Preparedness in the HHS (Hip-Hop Stroke) Randomized Clinical Trial. Stroke, 2018.

Diamonds From the Deep: Study Suggests Water May Exist in Earth’s Lower Mantle

scienceblog.com – Water on Earth runs deep – very deep. The oceans have been measured to a maximum depth of 7 miles, though water is known to exist well below the oceans. Just how deep this hidden water reaches, and how much of it exists, are the subjects of ongoing research. Now a new study suggests that water may …

Source: O. Tschauner, et al. Ice-VII inclusions in diamonds: Evidence for aqueous fluid in Earth’s deep mantle. Science, 2018.