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Friday Coffee Break: Social Networks for Guts, Golf for Neuro-rehab, and Other Unusual Uses for Science

September 9, 2011

Bits and pieces (largely but not always entirely related to life science) to muse over–or check out and save for later–while enjoying a well-deserved Friday coffee. Or tea. Enjoy!

SOCIAL NETWORK FOR GASTROINTESTINAL BACTERIA
Get your bacteria’s genomes sequenced, and join an exclusive social network to talk with others about . . . your gut.
THEORIES OF THE FEMALE ORGASM
Is the female orgasm merely a byproduct of choosing the right partner? Or does it serve an evolutionary purpose? Answers remain elusive.
SPACE JUNK ABOUNDS
Experts advise NASA to clean up litter left in space, or face increased risk to future spacecraft.
GOLF CHANGES THE BRAIN
Practicing golf is shown to change brain structure, demonstrating that similar structured leisure activities could be used for neuro-rehabilitation.
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