Science Saturday

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GIven the heat wave crushing the US lately, this piece on the link between hot weather and violence is really interesting, especially if you’re reading it from the comfort of an air-conditioned room.

National Geographic gets at the reasons behind the heat wave.

Some mice have become immune to poison via an unusual type of evolution.

I guess Alaska’s volcanoes have become jealous of Iceland’s, and so are going to get in on the eruption/flight-path disruption game.

If you find yourself having been stung by a jellyfish, don’t let your friends pee on 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 →