This week’s edition of PRIM&R’s “Science Times synthesis” brings us hope for hair loss, insight into how the brain processes words, and a glimpse at the increasing power of artificial intelligence (AI). What does it all mean? As always, we invite you to read and comment on your favorite stories.
A romp into theories of the cradle of life: At a conference sponsored by the Origins Project, researchers reached across disciplines to explore diverse explanations for the origin of life.
In surprise finding, bald mice find their fur again: Mice provide surprising insight into the potential role of stress in hair loss.
Hibernating bears keep thermostat turned up: Scientists in Alaska have found that black bears experience only a minimal decrease in body temperature, while decreasing their metabolic rate by almost a quarter.
Lucy walked tall, a foot bone suggests: A new discovery confirms that Australopithecus afarensis had arched feet and walked upright.