Science Saturday


I want to start today’s roundup by noting that doing this the day after April Fools is tough, because scientists have diabolical senses of humor, and I’m not generally smart enough to know when they’re yanking my chain. In other words, if I fall for a hoax here, mea culpa.

Here’s a rundown of some of those science-ish hoaxes.

Sometimes ancient science is as neat as current science, and the antikythera is one of those cases.

Might we find habitable planets around white dwarfs?

Finally, some 3-D technology I can support

Have you ever seen a solar eclipse from space? Here’s a picture for you

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 →