Posts Tagged: science saturday
If you weren’t already afraid of scorpions, then you probably don’t want to hear that their exoskeleton sort of acts like one big eye.
Popular Science takes us on a tour inside Space Shuttle Atlantis.
Twenty-five bucks will soon get you a bare-bones computer capable of playing back H.264 video at 1080p....more
I’m always fascinated by stories like this because my Zoology professor in college was the first to make me investigate human evolutionary theory, and I started with Australopithecus afarensis....more
So, maybe you don’t need to force yourself to drink those eight glasses of water a day.
What can baboon males teach us about human males? (Or, what we probably could have guessed about men from reading the daily news.) Good news for Beta males: your lives are less stressful than the Alphas’....more
I want to start today’s roundup by noting that doing this the day after April Fools is tough, because scientists have diabolical senses of humor, and I’m not generally smart enough to know when they’re yanking my chain. In other words, if I fall for a hoax here, mea culpa....more
Most of the links this week will deal with the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The biggest issue I have personally with nuclear power is that while things don’t often go wrong, when they do they have the ability to so wrong there’s no way to adequately describe it....more
The Secret Service has done a study on US assassinations, and there’s some really interesting findings available.
Here’s yet another way a hacker can use your public information against you.
How is it that the Eiffel Tower is still standing?...more
There’s a lunar core? I thought it was just a hunk of rock.
Ever seen a solar eclipse from space? Now you can.
The Russians are about to drill into Lake Vostok. Why is that a big deal? Because it’s been sealed off from the rest of the earth for 14 million years....more