Friday Science Bites, 10/7/16

I missed last week! Tear . . .

But am back with renewed vigor.  Some interesting stories I read this past week . . .

  1. Strengthening the argument for treadmill desks . . .  this article on walking and creativity .
  2. And something terrifying . . . tick bites that can lead to a severe meat allergy!  Think the ticks need to be obliterated along with the mosquitoes . . . .
  3. MRI evidence showing that blind people use areas of the visual cortex when solving math problems.  Another win for brain plasticity!

And two related stories on the Red Planet for Ars Technica . . .

4.  First, a new friends and family board game called “Terraforming Mars”.  Apparently, the game is        both competitive and scientifically accurate.

5.  Andy Weir, author of The Martian, weighs in on near-term plans to colonize Mars.  (Not sure if winning “Terraforming Mars” is a pre-req).

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