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Science coolness from the last week in February

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Mar 022014
 

Let’s see if this becomes a weekly thing.

Three things I find intensely interesting – in no particular order – are the bronze age, mummies, and cheese. Oh, and ancient unidentified peoples. And then I came across this article:

¬†World’s oldest cheese discovered on the chests of 3500-year-old Chinese mummies (DailyMail.co.uk)

I previously posted about some of the brand new materials science has created, including metamaterials that can creat invisible cloaks. Well, it turns out those same metamaterials can be used for sound, as well.

Metamaterials give sound a twist (ScienceNews.org)

You probably also know that I love dogs. Here is a scientific study that shows one possible reason humans and dogs get along so well together:

Human and dog brains both have dedicated ‘voice areas’¬† (ScienceDaily.com)