Science Saturday


The first time neutrinos were measured going faster than the speed of light (something heretofore thought impossible), there were questions about the way they were measured. There’s been a second test, and it seems neutrinos might actually be faster than light.

What role did volcanoes have in mass extinction events?

Computer models suggest there was once another giant planet in this solar system.

Meet the world’s lightest material.

Think you’d do the “right thing” if faced with a moral dilemma? You might not, no matter how ethical you think you are.

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 →