It’s time for “Nerd News,” covering the most important news for your brain.  Here’s a quick rundown of this week in science . . .


1.  A new antibiotic developed at Rockefeller University in New York looks like it works well, and even kills bacteria that’s resistant to other antibiotics.


2.  We discovered the first “dormant black hole,” meaning it’s orbiting a star but too far away to consume it.  And in related news, a site called lets you pay $10 to name a black hole after someone who sucks.


3.  In other space news:  The James Webb telescope recently got hit by a micrometeoroid that damaged one of its 18 mirrors.  It shouldn’t have a huge effect on its mission, but NASA is worried about bigger space rocks in the future.


4.  Doctors may soon be able to screen for eye diseases by analyzing tears . . . and researchers from the University of California San Diego believe gonorrhea could be the driver of gene mutations that fight against dementia.

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