Science Saturday

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NASA is providing information from its satellites to aid in disaster relief in Haiti.

NASA’s Mars Rover Phoenix went to sleep for the winter, and now they’re trying to wake it up.

The biggest black hole in the universe.

Great images from Antarctica by National Geographic.

Self-control, or lack of it, can be contagious.

I might have to stop going to Popular Science for my Sciance Saturday posts. They’re running a piece on this gadget called the Airnegy, which purports to change Wi-Fi energy into electricity which you can use to charge your small electronic devices. Problem is that the math doesn’t seem to work.

Doctors in Australia are using a Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Board to help stroke patients regain their balance.


Brian Spears's first collection of poetry, A Witness in Exile, is now available through Louisiana Literature Press, and at his personal website. He is the Poetry Editor for The Rumpus, and teaches poetry at Drake University. More from this author →