It’s mostly fun stuff in this edition of science news! We’ve got good news regarding a possible asteroid hitting Earth, takedowns of some really dumb science, and cool videos of Mars, the Moon, and a rebuttal to climate change deniers. Plus, a special Halloween treat if you read all the way to the end! Read More Science News: 10/31/13
It’s done, I’ve read them all! Not only do I feel a bit more up to date with what’s going on in the world of literature, I also really enjoyed reading this year’s shortlisted novels. All of them were good. Some of them were great. And The Luminaries was simply amazing. Read More Reading the Man Booker Prize 2013: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
We finally have proof that there used to be water on Mars, but we’ve also learned that it may be more dangerous than we thought to send astronauts to actually visit the planet. Dinosaurs turned into birds even earlier than we once thought, and you may have feet like an ape! Intrigued? Let’s go, it’s science news time! Read More Science News: 6/4/13
Maybe this is embarrassing to admit, but I have to anyway: for ages, I thought different colors of gold just came from different sources ““ like some gold ore was yellow, some was white; it was the magic of nature. It somehow didn’t occur to me that gold (an element!) wouldn’t be just like a gemstone (not an element! Actually a combination of elements!) and therefore, it could only be one color. It wasn’t until recently that I learned that all the pretty gold colors are the result of thousands of years of humans messing around with alloys. Read More Gold, Gold, Gold!