Science Saturday

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Sulfuric acid doesn’t dissolve a corpse quite as quickly as the mafia claims.

From China a fossil of a walking cactus. A frigging walking cactus.

Space Shuttle Discovery launched for the final time Friday, and here are some great views of it.

The sad thing about this news is that the people who could benefit from this news won’t believe it anyway.

Astronomers may have discovered a planet in the birthing stages.


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 →