Listen to stories on how autonomic nerves contribute to early prostate cancer development, the hazards of human-made earthquakes, and shiny beetles.
In this show:
Claire Magnon describes how autonomic nerves that form near and within the tumor can make prostate cancer more aggressive.
William Ellsworth discusses why industries, regulatory agencies, and the public should be aware of the hazards of earthquakes induced by human activities like wastewater injection and mining.
Unlike other animals and plants, beetles get their color and iridescent glow not by pigment molecules but by photonic crystals. Elizabeth Pennisi talks about the research done to better understand the structure and evolution of these crystals.
Finally, a run-down of some of the week's stories from ScienceNOW and ScienceInsider.