Science Saturday

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In yet another example of how the real world is far weirder than most peoples’ imaginations, I give you brain-shrinking algae.

NASA has an iPhone app.

There are scientific questions with surprising answers, and then there’s this one.

MSNBC has a terrific collection of insect photos. Really beautiful closeups.

The Walt Disney company is offering refunds for all those “Baby Einstein” videos. Who’d have thought that dropping kids in front of a tv screen wouldn’t make them smart?

And finally, this is more science fiction than science, but noted writer Harlan Ellison has finally settled his lawsuit with Paramount over his connection to Star Trek.


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 Senior Poetry Editor at The Rumpus. More from this author →