Short-Term Pleasures Are Important Too, the Smelly Armpit Enzyme, and a Thorne-Żytkow Object Is a Star Within a Star
Learn about why short-term pleasures are important for your well-being; a Thorne-Żytkow Object, which is what astronomers call a star within a star; and how science identified the culprit for your smelly armpits: Staphylococcus hominis.
Short-term pleasures contribute to well-being just as much as self-control by Kelsey Donk
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A Thorne-Żytkow Object Is a Star Within a Star by Ashley Hamer
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- University of Colorado, & Observatory, L. (2014, June 9). The objects are hybrids of red supergiant and neutron stars that superficially resemble normal red supergiants. Astronomy.Com. https://astronomy.com/news/2014/06/astronomers-discover-first-thorne-zytkow-object-a-bizarre-type-of-hybrid-star
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- Neutron Stars, Pulsars, and Magnetars – Introduction. (2017). Nasa.gov. https://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/objects/neutron_stars1.html
Scientists have identified the enzyme responsible for smelly armpits by Grant Currin
- Life in the pits: Scientists identify the key enzyme behind BO. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-07/uoy-lit072420.php
- Sample, I. (2020, July 27). Know sweat: scientists solve mystery behind body odour. The Guardian; The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jul/27/know-sweat-scientists-solve-mystery-behind-body-odour
- Rudden, M., Herman, R., Rose, M., Bawdon, D., Cox, D. S., Dodson, E., Holden, M. T. G., Wilkinson, A. J., James, A. G., & Thomas, G. H. (2020). The molecular basis of thioalcohol production in human body odour. Scientific Reports, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-68860-z
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