Science Saturday


So the faster-than-light neutrinos story? There’s some questions. And that’s good, because that’s how science works. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

Turning brain waves into videos.

Some recent breakthroughs in skin technology.

How math whizzes helped sink the economy.

A lock of hair collected a hundred years ago has yielded the first genome of an Australian Aborigine. Why is that important? Because it looks like they’re direct descendants of the first modern humans to leave Africa.

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 →