Science Saturday

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A discovery might make hydrogen fuel cells much cheaper.

There’s a rumor–and that’s all it is–of a Higgs boson sighting.

SpaceShip Two completed its longest glide test to date.

The Hubble Space Telescope sends the planet a rose on its 21st anniversary.

There’s a new subduction zone forming in the Mediterranean, which means Europe is starting to dive under Africa.

And finally, a very interesting article about how music affects the brain.


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 →