There may be other ways to boost sexual desire than the new pill, Addyi. NOVA Next contributor Anna Nowogrodzkireports the story.
In other news:
- Our friend, neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks , passed away on Sunday. In 2009, Oliver Sacks talked to NOVA about music & the brain. Back then, we also asked: does Oliver Sacks’s brain love Bach as much as he does?
- Telescoping anuses, poop-flinging caterpillars, and crap camo. Yes, these are all legit scientific phenomena. New video from Gross Science
- Physicists have solved a central quantum paradox —and it could make data encryption much safer.
- By 2050, almost every seabird will have plastic in its stomach.
- The venom of an aggressive Brazilian wasp rips holes in cancer cells .
- These NSA spy gadgets were recently leaked. What would you do if someone were using them to spy on you?
- Used coffee grounds could capture potent methane emissions.
- We asked scientists, “What are your favorite images from space?” Here’s what they said .
- How big a deal was Stephen Hawking’s big black hole announcement ?
What We’re Reading
- Watermelon seeds have been discovered in Egyptian tombs built more than 4,000 years ago, including King Tut’s. Behold the watermelon’s untold story . [National Geographic]
- “As clean alternatives to fossil fuels pick up speed, they confront a powerful old nemesis.” Oil, now cheaper than ever . [Mashable]
- Puffins have made a remarkable return to Maine. But warming ocean waters are bringing a new fish that young puffins cannot digest. [PRI’s The World]
- There are approximately 3.04 trillion trees on Earth today : roughly 422 per person. The bad news is that number has declined 46% since humans started tilling the land. [Gizmodo]