Science Saturday

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I just finished this really interesting article on bionics at National Geographic, but for some reason, the link has gone wonky on me. Head over to the main page and find it–it’s worth the read.

Noctilucent clouds are appearing more often, and does anyone want to guess why?

Moon travelers will have to worry a little more about cosmic radiation, it seems. No chance it will turn us all into Mr. Fantastic, I suppose?

Here’s what I took away from this article on cocaine being laced with another drug–people have opossums as pets?

We’ve found a planet about 40 light years from here. It’s all ocean, and is about 400 degrees F on the surface, but it’s the closest thing to an earth-like planet we’ve discovered. And in galactic terms, it’s right next door.


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 →