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“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” – Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)

Fresh Reads from the Science 'o sphere!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Fresh Science 15 January 2008

The juiciest posts from the science 'o sphere!

MESSENGER update (Bad Astronomy - USA)
Mercury, oh how I long to see (the other side of) your face!

MIT scientists test the effectiveness of aluminium foil helmets (Bayblab - Canada)
An old classic...

Ice cream and insects (Bug Girls' Blog - USA)
Fleas will help keep your ice cream tasty and smooth?

Paying homage to Tesla (Entertaining Research - India)
Not all geniuses live happily ever after...

Higher price makes cheap wine taste better (Mind Hacks - USA)
Value is in the eye of the wallet-holder...