Happy Wednesday, everybody! Lots of good news this week, from asteroids that aren’t going to kill us all to several awesome new species (and babies of everyone’s favorite new species of the year). Also, updates on the supposed global wine shortage and early puberty epidemic. On the terrible end of the spectrum, though, there’s Haiyan.
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!
Between three oil spills, a chemical spill, melting glaciers, and a sexist obituary in the New York Times, the news is on notice this week. Hopefully the cool news will outweigh the infuriating! If nothing else, I found a few headlines and stories guaranteed to make you giggle like a 12-year-old.
The heavens were full of shooting stars and asteroids this weekend. Is the apocalypse nigh, or is it all just a freaky coincidence? Let’s take a look at the incidents.
Richard III was found under a car park in Leicester? Go home, Your Majesty, you’re drunk.
What do volcanoes on Venus, Voyager 1, President Obama, and killer catfish have in common? They’re all in this week’s science news update!
It’s Open Thread time! For some of you it might be your Friday, if you have tomorrow off for Good Friday. So in the spirit of that, I present you with Rebecca Black’s “Friday”!