Here’s what’s weird and wonderful in science this week:
- New compounds force HIV out of hiding in immune cells, making it easier to smack with a hammer.
- There’s a planet covered in magma just 33 light years away. Road trip!
- Living closer to the beach apparently makes you slightly less likely to be a fat bastard.
- NASA is launching a lot of stuff into space, including a satellite to map the oceans.
- Gold might make electric cars go farther, meaning the pretty yellow metal actually has a practical use beyond circuits.
- Archaeologists’ newest tool to find evidence of human habitation, or track down lost sites? Fractals.
- A grunion run is simultaneously awesome and kinda disgusting.
- And finally we’ve discovered a new kind of chemical bond that can only be created by the magnetic fields pumped out by white dwarf stars.
Anything you think we missed? Let us know in the comments!