Science Saturday

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Some interesting symmetries between social networks today and in the Pleistocene.

Rebecca Boyle deals with the question of whether some research is so dangerous that it shouldn’t be pursued.

Crazy solar flares have been causing amazing light shows in the night skies, but they’re having another effect, too–they’re cleaning up some of the space junk in orbit.

Google has a new privacy policy. I can’t tell you what it means, but Scientific American apparently can.

Legos are headed toward space. Leave it to Canadian teenagers, those wacky kids.


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 →