Bionic Limbs, Rewired
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s report on a robotic lower leg they’ve developed for patients in need of prosthetic limbs was published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Breaking Bad, Bacteria-Style
The research on Streptococcus pneumoniae and its ability to switch from “good” to “bad” bacteria was published online in mBio.
Read more about the physics involved in fixing ball trajectories for a popular video game in the full version of this article, originally published online.
Research on the tendency for orphaned chimps to become more aggressive than their parented peers was published in Animal Cognition.
Waiting for a Neutrino No-Show
Physicists reported on their fruitless search for the phenomenon called neutrinoless double beta decay in Physical Review Letters. You can read more about neutrino experiments in this related article.
Rare California Cypress Is Recovering under Federal Protection
The full version of this installment of Extinction Countdown is available online. You can also read the government proposal to downlist the cypress from “endangered” to merely “threatened.”
Follow the Leader
This article on synchronized schooling behavior in fish is supported by two studies published in Current Biology. In the first, researchers report their efforts to induce synchronicity in fish. The second reports on fish with genetic predispositions to schooling.
Ugly Science Pays Off
You can find out more about the Golden Goose Award on the organization’s Web site.
What Is It?
Read more about the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System here (pdf).