Science Saturday

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Physicists have figured out a way to stop coffee rings from forming, which is a bigger deal than you might expect.

Stealing cars via text message. I expect this will appear on Leverage before too long.

I linked to photos from inside the Fukushima nuclear plant earlier today. Now, there’s a report of radioactive contamination of the rice.

Republican Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman made news on Thursday by tweeting “To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.” What’s sad/scary is that to a large portion of the party membership, that statement is not only crazy, it’s heretical.

Google Street View is documenting the Amazon and Rio Negro rivers.


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 →