Science Saturday

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There was a new bird species discovered in the US for the first time in 40 years. The catch? It was discovered in a museum collection. Ornithologists are still trying to find a live one in the wild.

Are you warmer than a star? Yes, actually, if we’re talking about a Y dwarf star.

Crop circles explained.

Former sun-like star might now be a diamond planet. Should it be named Blingon? (Not my joke, but I’m totally stealing it.)

NASA’s coverage of Hurricane Irene is pretty amazing.


Brian Spears's first collection of poetry, A Witness in Exile, is now available through Louisiana Literature Press, and at his personal website. He is Senior Poetry Editor at The Rumpus. More from this author →