Science Saturday

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NASA’s Glory satellite fails to reach orbit. It was supposed to study the effect atmospheric particles have on the climate. This is the second time this has happened which might make one wonder if Koch Industries is building the rockets for NASA.

Zombie fungus grows out of an ant’s head in Brazil. There are photos.

This will come as no great shock, but bottled water sucks.

A new microscope shoots 3-d movies of cells in action.

Scientists may have discovered the first step in the evolution of the eye.


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 →