Sunday, 21 October 2012

Synapse science news #3

Too busy to keep track of all the science news during the week? Don’t fear Synapse is here. Check out this week's news.

Tatooine eat your heart out - A planet 5000 light years away and 6 times the size of Earth has been identified by volunteers to be illuminated by four suns. Find out more.

Old fella breaks sounds barrier Chuck Yeager, aged 89, breaks sound barrier flying an F-15 Eagle above California the same day as Felix Baumgartner breaks sound record by skydiving 24 miles. Read the full story.

Prevention better than cure? -  Studies planned to investigate how experimental drugs may prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Find out more.

Girl Power - Ada Lovelace recognised as a pioneer of computing theory. Read more. 

Curious activitiesCuriosity Rover takes first Martian dust sample. Check it out.

Tyrant smuggler - Florida man arrested for smuggling dinosaur skeletons from Mongolia and China. Find out more.

What does your handshake say about you? - Offering your hand is always the best option. Read more.

Transporting tigers - In an attempt to save a critically endangered species, London zoo gets another Sumatran tiger. See the video.

Mary Melville and Felicity Russell