Contamination from Curiosity and Beating Bad Memories
In this NewsFlash, how to take the fear out of a bad memory, why Curiosity may contaminate Mars and an IgNobel Prize for the physics of ponytails, or "Hairodynamics"...
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Scientists have found a simple way to disassociate feelings of fear from the memory of a fearful situation, with potential applications for treating psychological problems.
The drill bits which the Curiosity rover will use to examine Martian rocks may be contaminated with Earth life.
Can we be subconciously guided to making healthier choices?
This year's IgNobel Prizes saw the physics award going to Ray Goldstein and colleagues, for understanding the physics of a human ponytail. Ray now calls this the science of "hairodynamics"...
In this week's NewsFlash, we find a new, neurological cause for overeating, a fast and cheap paper-based test for liver toxicity, a silicon-based breakthrough in quantum computing and we find out how bees find the most efficient paths between flowers.