This week’s Lovely Science News (7)

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This week science sections provide some intriguing insights into health issues. From the development of drugs to cost-free treatment, if you’re lucky. And why you don’t have to see a face to recognize it.

Why do we still use mouse models? You just cannot easily translate findings from mouse tissues to the human organism. Still, we would hardly know anything about human genome if we hadn’t them. (Washington Post, Speaking of Science)

Why do blind people recognize faces – without touching them? An experiment at Georgetown University trained people who were blind from birth to use a face scanner that works with sound. You can listen to it (and actually watch it) here. (NPR Shots)

Why it needs a lottery to fill the gaps of the US health care system. This local news story from Arlington, USA, provides you with the basics of US health insurance. Those who don’t have them need a lottery to get treatment, like in Arlington. (Washington Post, Local)

This week’s Lovely Science News

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This weeks‘ science sections come up with a whole bunch of good reads. Here’s why you should read them.

Why a ring on orbit? Put 19 professors in a room and in ten weeks time they develop an off-Earth colony. Amazing pictures! By the way, that was 1975 (The Atlantic Tech).

Why talking to the mirror? It could help you reflect your mind’s view on your body. Or possibly cure anorexia. Depends on whom you ask (NPR shots).

Why giraffes? One in two giraffe kids dies! Their mothers mourn for days. Oh, and they are nearly invisible. Listen to the podcast! (NYTimes Science)

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Here is an interesting website I found on Twitter. You can read, search and compare every „constitution that was in force in September of 2013 for nearly every independent state in the world“. The site was set up by The University of Texas at Austin and sponsored by Google Ideas and The Indigo Trust.

Germany’s „health“ paragraphs
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