It’s Friday and we’re here yet again to help you get started on your busy weekend of doing absolutely nothing by bringing you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. From Netflix’s talks with Disney on Marvel and ‘Star Wars’ movies for 2019 and beyond to the frightening experience of a young man, his legs, and sea lice; this is Link25 (257) – When the Sea Lice Attack Edition.
First hints Parkinson's can be stopped
It may be possible to stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease with a drug normally used in type 2 diabetes, a clinical trial suggests.
Current drugs help manage the symptoms, but do not prevent brain cells dying.
The trial on 62 patients, published in the Lancet, hints (click on the image to read the full article).
Scientists Now Able to Make Cells Resistant to HIV
A major scientific breakthrough has happened in the field of HIV research. Researchers are now able to create HIV-resistant cells, a new study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals.
What does that mean, exactly? Scientists were able to attach HIV-fighting antibodies to immune cells, which creates (click on the image to read the full article).
Why the Chicago Cubs are named after a baby bear and the long, weird, history of their mascot
It was a weak ground ball to third base that ended over a century’s worth of baseball futility. On November 3, 2016, the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years. Much like the Red Sox win in 2004 that also put the brakes on a similar streak, it propelled the (Click on the image to read the full article).
Bees are first insects shown to understand the concept of zero
Bees seem to understand the idea of zero – the first invertebrate shown to do so. When the insects were encouraged to fly towards a platform carrying fewer shapes than another one, they apparently recognised “no shapes” as a smaller value than “some shapes”.
Zero is not an easy concept to comprehend, even for us. Young children learn (click on the image to read the full article)