Science Saturday


Blimps might be making a comeback.

Meteor shower late Sunday night, well, late by east coast standards. Well, late by people-with-9-to-5-jobs standards. Even though it’s supposed to be the most intense shower of the year, if you’re in a city, you probably won’t see much due to light pollution–you’ll have to head out a bit.

Wednesday morning, Norwegians looked outside to see a crazy spiral in the sky. Turns out it was an out-of-control Russian missile. Well, that makes me feel a lot better.

We’re discovering exo-planets left and right. Now we just need warp drive and replicator technology.

Deciphering a monkey language.

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 →