Nobel awarded for showing how cells recycle trash; smartphone preference; Nobel Prize for discoveries about exotic states of matter; time lapse of Hurricane Nicole – just a few of the themes in today’s eclectic collection of SciNews. Share these stories with your students and get them excited about science.
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Nobel awarded for unveiling how cells recycle their trash. Science News for Students
Healthy cells must do a good bit of housekeeping. If they didn’t, they soon would be clogged with old, broken or unneeded materials — what most people would think of as trash. Cells clean out their trash through a process that biologists call autophagy (Aw-TOF-uh-gee). But how it worked remained a mystery until a Japanese cell biologist did a lot of probing. What he uncovered won him the 2016 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. Read more…
Galaxy Note 7 fire debacle couldn’t come at a worse time for Samsung. CBC
When it comes to smartphones, most people have made up their minds: you’re either iOS or Android. You might make the switch once. You’ll rarely go back.
There are good reasons for this line of thinking that go beyond blind brand loyalty. Read more…
Math predicts weird materials; leads to 2016 physics Nobel. Science News for Students
Three physicists won the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics for discoveries about exotic states of matter. Their work was theoretical. That means it was based on mathematical calculations, not on tests in a lab or on observations in nature. Read more…
Earth and Space Science
Time lapse video of Hurricane Nicole from space station. CBC