Science Saturday

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See a supernova from your back yard.

This little piece in Wired on the discovery of the earliest known human tools in interesting not just for the discovery information, but for the way the writer breaks down how scientists pegged the date of the find.

First steps of a cyborg indeed.

The Tibetan Plateau looks like it was an evolutionary cradle for some of the Ice Age giants.

Wolfgang Wagner resigns as editor of Remote Sensing after the journal published a sketchy article that has since been used (and exaggerated by) climate change deniers to bolster their claims.


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 →