Science Saturday

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Can’t help myself–I’m a sucker for high speed video of birds in flight. There are few things I find more elegant.

Russia’s Mars probe, Phobos-Grunt (not making that name up), is probably going to crash to earth on Sunday. Most of it is expected to burn up in the atmosphere.

Ever wonder how cosmic magnetic fields shape the solar system?

It’s not just the world’s smallest frog–it may be the world’s smallest vertebrate.

Tissue engineering is awesome.


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 →