For those of you that are new around here, every weekend we bring you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web in a list we refer to as “Link25?. This week, you’ll find everything from the new Wolverine 3 movie title to a visual explanation of what kind of damage each hurricane category is capable of producing. So get ready because this is Link25 (2014) – The Hurricane Categories Wind Force Edition.
The more scientists learn about “Tabby’s Star,” the more mysterious the bizarre object gets. Newly analyzed observations by NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope show that the star KIC 8462852 — whose occasional, dramatic dips in brightness still have astronomers scratching their heads — has also (click on the title to see the full article).
It isn’t often that a duck, rooster and sheep get this much attention. In September 1783, King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette (see: The Truth About Marie Antoinette’s Cake)- along with 130,000 curious French citizens – stood in the Palace of Versailles’ courtyard to witness a (click on the title to read the full article).
Neandertals are the comeback kids of human evolution. A mere decade ago, the burly, jut-jawed crowd was known as a dead-end species that lost out to us, Homo sapiens.
But once geneticists began extracting Neandertal DNA from fossils and comparing it with DNA from present-day folks, the story changed. Long-gone Neandertals rode the double helix express back (click on the link to see the full article).
President Barack Obama has his mojo back.
A new CNN/ORC poll has Obama’s approval rating at 55 percent, matching the high points of his second term. A Gallup poll conducted over roughly the same time period puts Obama’s approval rating nearly as high, at 54 percent. On average, Obama’s approval rating remains in the green, at 51 percent across all recent polls.
Obama’s rising poll numbers, up 10 points from a year ago, are primarily due to a boost from Democrats and independents. Democrats give the president an 89 percent approval rating, while 56 percent of independents (click on the title to see the full article)
A 44-year-old British man is the first of 50 people to complete a trial of a treatment which scientists say eradicates HIV cells in the entire body––including dormant cells which evade current HIV treatments.
Doctors declined to identify the patient, who is a social care worker in London. “It would be great if a cure has happened. My last blood test was a couple of weeks ago and there is no detectable virus. I took part in the trial to (click on the title to read the full article).
Engineers have developed a 3-D printable ink that produces a synthetic bone implant that rapidly induces bone regeneration and growth. This hyperelastic “bone” material, whose shape can be easily customized, one day could be especially useful for the treatment of bone defects in children. (Click on the title to read the full article)