This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, the International Space Station (ISS) will soon be open for business. Looking to develop a “low-Earth orbit economy”, NASA has announced its plans to avail the ISS to privately funded commercial and marketing missions as early as next year.

In the first recorded instance of a vertebrate-eating carnivorous plantsin North America, an investigative team comprised of researchers from the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto has observed pitcher plants in Algonquin Park feasting on salamanders.

Data from athletes covering almost 5,000 km over a 20-week period has helped anthropologists calculate the limit of human endurance.

Lastly, artificial Intelligence is being utilized by neuroscientists to study how our neurons function to create short-term memories.