It was a productive week in Science. From a medical use for Tetris, to bizarre behavior in Mars rocks and a female Pharaoh recently pulled from a new pyramid interested in a cure for baldness.
Doctor: You’re medically traumatized? Play Tetris – [FOX] Playing Tetris, rated one of the greatest video games of all time, immediately after traumatic events appears to reduce flashbacks that plague sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder
Strange rock formations on Mars explained – [MSNBC] Rocks on Mars in some areas are scattered in a strangely uniform fashion, puzzling scientists for years. Now they’ve figured it out. And believe it or not, they’re rolling *against* the wind.
Study: Non-blacks silent toward racism – [UPI] You as an individual help define society’s values. It takes conviction in your own values to stand against racism, but according to a report on a recent study, we’re not likely to do that.
4300 Year Old Female Pharaoh found in newly discovered pyramid - [Bloomberg] While her name was not found anywhere in the tomb, all the signs indicate that she is Seshestet. Queen Seshestet was the mother of King Teti, who founded the Sixth Dynasty and is believed to have ruled Egypt for over a decade. In papyrus texts referencing this queen, she apparently made a request to doctors to find her a cure for hair loss.
Climbers log lowest blood oxygen levels – [The Age] British doctors scaling Mount Everest have measured the lowest human blood oxygen levels ever recorded, according to a study. This data could help critical care doctors re-evaluate treatment for long-term patients suffering from respiratory distress syndromes, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, and other serious illnesses, many of which force their hosts to adapt to low oxygen levels in the blood.
Astronomers view heavens through Galileo’s eyes – [Register] Astronomers are celebrating 400 years since Galileo made his famous observations, which were fundamental in proving the heliocentric hypothesis, by pointing a replica of one of his original telescopes at the heavens to recreate his original stargaze.