I found lots of interesting tidbits in today’s Science Times!
In science news, my son was fascinated to learn that ABE, a pioneering undersea robotic explorer, appears to have implodedunder about 10,000 feet of water while searching for hydrothermal vents in the sea of southern Chile. We also read that “Fearless Felix” Baumgartner is going to jump from a helium balloon in the stratosphere, 120,000 feet above earth in an attempt to be the first skydiver to break the speed of sound.
In health news, The Science Times today tells us that a study showed that when soda prices went up, consumers health improved. (Not that surprising, really.) There was an interesting article about new research showing that taking an anti-inflammatory related to aspirin helped Type 2 diabetes patients manage their disease and even lower their blood sugar. This seems to be further evidence that inflammation plays a role in diabetes. There is also a good article about Dr. Thomas Frieden,the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Alanta. I was happy to read that he’s reorganizing the agency to give scientists better access to top leadership and popping into research labs on a regular basis to see what’s going on.