Science Saturday


An Appeals Court has lifted the injunction against the National Institute of Health’s revised policy on funding stem cell research. That’s the science part of the link. The language part of the link? Part of the decision was based on the tense of the verbs used in the legislation.

This is a pretty solid overview of the controversy surrounding how we’re being tracked by our electronic devices (not just iPhones).

National Geographic’s space pictures this week include the Texan wildfires, an image of Tycho’s supernova remnant, and a starburst crater on the moon.

Quantum entanglement visible to the naked eye.

And finally, I don’t care if solar panels are the ugliest installation on the planet (they’re not), they’re a step toward reducing climate change. Suck it up and deal with it. Or put them in my neighborhood.

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 →