Science Saturday

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The Crab Nebula may be acting as a fast particle accelerator.

If you’re going to take a picture of a black hole, you apparently need a telescope the size of Earth. So some scientists are building one, sort of.

Tasmanian Devils are in danger of becoming extinct because of a contagious cancer. Scientists are studying their genome in hopes of not only stopping the disease, but to learn more about contagious cancers in general.

Tiny chameleons!

A brief history of the Wow! signal and the push to continue investigating it.


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 →