Science Saturday

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NASA is providing information from its satellites to aid in disaster relief in Haiti.

NASA’s Mars Rover Phoenix went to sleep for the winter, and now they’re trying to wake it up.

The biggest black hole in the universe.

Great images from Antarctica by National Geographic.

Self-control, or lack of it, can be contagious.

I might have to stop going to Popular Science for my Sciance Saturday posts. They’re running a piece on this gadget called the Airnegy, which purports to change Wi-Fi energy into electricity which you can use to charge your small electronic devices. Problem is that the math doesn’t seem to work.

Doctors in Australia are using a Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Board to help stroke patients regain their balance.


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 →