Science Saturday


Martian landscapes that will blow your mind.

There’s water on the moon, and that has implications for future manned space travel.

Unmanned non-lethalwhale hunting looks pretty cool.

To protect yourself against the swine flu, catch a cold?. Apparently.

Along those lines, Olivia Judson explores the idea that good health can also be contagious, just as disease is.

A German architect wants to build the world’s largest artificial mountain. I predict that if it happens, it will be the largest for about a year, and then there will be a bigger one built, probably in the UAE.

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 →