METAL FLOWERS, A NEW WOLF, AND OTHER AMAZING IMAGES OF THE WEEK

These metal flowers open and close based on the temperature around them, in a process known as thermal expansion. A bimetal coil expands when it’s hot and contracts when it’s cold, allowing the flowers to act like their natural counterparts without electricity. Creator and Aerospace Engineer Greg Mathy from Bimetal Creations has a Kickstarter campaign for…

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CAN WE PREDICT PTSD WITH SALIVA?

If doctors knew which trauma survivors would develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, when the patients arrived at the emergency room, they could prevent it from occurring in the first place. Sisi Ma, a research scientist at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, presented her work trying to do just that at the Leveraging Big…

TWITTER TURNS DOWN THE CRISPR HYPE

#CRISPRfacts – & head-nod to @BabyAttachMode http://t.co/SxTUvzVJz2— Andrew Maynard (@2020science) July 22, 2015 The gene editing technique CRISPR was launched from relative public obscurity to the mainstream today when #CRISPRfacts began trending on Twitter, quieting some of the hype surrounding a Wired story. CRISPR does hold a lot of promise. Unlike previous gene editing techniques,…