Science Saturday

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The Stanford Alumni magazine revisits the Stanford Prison Experiment forty years later, and catches up with some of the participants.

I wonder if anyone will refer to this bear as the mitochondrial Eve of polar bears? Somehow I doubt it.

Wish I could say I’m surprised that the House of Representatives is considering cancelling the replacement for the Hubble Space Telescope.

Some computer technology is apparently entering ten innovations that made their debut thanks to the Shuttle program.


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 →