Top 5 Science and Discovery News (05/03/2015)

Another excellent month in science and discovery! If you're a speculative fiction writer and you're not sure what to write about, I hope this helps! If you're just a geek like me, indulge! 

Stretch your brain at any age: how brain plasticity can make you smarter ― You hear a lot of research about how the brain tends to slow as you age, but not much about how you can keep it growing. And we’re all interested in getting smarter, right?


How the Universe Works: Stephen Hawking’s Theory of Everything, Animated in 150 Seconds ― This is heavy science explained in a little over two minutes. Though I’m familiar with the ideas, may find this enlightening. A crash course is better than ignorance any day.


Carbon Nanotubes Usher Molecules In And Out Of Cell Membranes ― There has been a lot of buzz about the potential of carbon nanotubes for modern tech. Here’s another use that you may not have considered.


EV owners in San Francisco can now recharge their cars off the grid with solar energy ― Something tells me this is a potential future of renewable energy. This is for those of you who are looking to take another step towards their own energy independence.


Dawn Catches A Glimpse Of Ceres' North Pole ― This is an absolutely beautiful look at this dwarf planet located between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars.


Before I go, I want to leave you with this:

A 1.5 billion megapixel image of the Andromeda galaxy. The amount of stars here will leave you breathless.


What About You?

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