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 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 →