Science Saturday

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The surface of Mars had liquid water recently. Two things. 1. I’m not talking about the latest Doctor Who special which hasn’t aired in the US yet so why would I know anything at all about it? 2. Recently has a very special meaning when used in science reporting.

The Pentagon has a game for you.

Virgin Galactic is unveiling SpaceShip Two on Monday. And believe me, if I ever win the lottery, I’m dropping the two hundred large to get on that thing.

Wired has video of the first flight by a solar-powered aircraft.

For the person who always needs to charge stuff up, an electrical outlet with USB charging ports included.


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 →