Science Saturday


Happy 40th birthday to the internet. Just don’t go buying a Harley to prove you’re still vibrant.

In what may be the most counter-intuitive finding in recent years, the internet might actually make people smarter, which frightens the hell out of me, considering what you can find online.

Bad drivers may be born that way, but that still doesn’t explain why they all wind up in south Florida.

Scientists are trying to synthesize spider glue for potential use as surgical adhesive.

MSNBC provides a slide-show of a steam-punk Haunted House.

And finally, check out Olivia Judson’s piece on how both language and facial gestures can affect your mood. Really interesting stuff.

Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →