Science Saturday

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I’ve applauded Anonymous in the past, but this is not cool. The second you start drafting people into your cause without their knowledge, you become the thing you rail against.

Hello again grizzled langurs. Glad you’re not all dead after all.

LISA, the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, may still fly, albeit in a scaled-down version.

The argument over the leap second–what, you didn’t know there was an argument raging–continues until at least 2015.

Scientists who are researching a deadly strain of the bird flu have agreed to suspend their work for 60 days.


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 →