Summary #1016

New proof of ocean acidification, found thanks to 150-year-old samples from a museum
  • Analysis of 150-year-old plankton against new plankton, collected from the same location, provides new proof for increasing acidification of oceans.
  • By creating precise 3D images of the shells researchers found that on average, new plankton shells were 76% thinner than the 150-year samples.
  • While acidification is most likely to blame, study authors admit that other factors play a role, like warmer water and lower amounts of oxygen.
  • This study is significant because, for the first time, it involves samples from before the 1950s, when the pH of oceans wasn’t yet on a downward trajectory.
  • This proves that sometimes the most interesting study materials can be found in museums.


  • Science Science (59) Study shows, for the first time, that giving Oxytocin to men with autism can have lasting positive effects
  • Psychology Psychology (64) You’re more likely to make a decision when you breathe out
  • Cosmos Cosmos (29) Astronomers witness the dragging of space-time in stellar cosmic dance
  • History History (14) Humans survived off rodents in the mountains during the last ice age, study says
  • Society Society (65) The start-up bubble is finally bursting (a little bit)
  • Medicine Medicine (65) Scientists discover powerful antibiotic using AI
  • Technology Technology (70) Polymer patch could reduce negative effects of cardiac scar tissue
  • Nature Nature (45) Scientists are trying to save bees with special bacteria for bee gut microbiome



Fame 🙌 - Articles for science lovers shortened to five bullet points. | Product Hunt Embed

We were featured on Hacker News, O'REILLY® Ideas, and Boing Boing.