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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 08, 2008

Fresh Science 8 January 2008

The juiciest posts from the science 'o sphere!

Asteroid to miss Earth January 29 (Bad Astronomy - USA)
Duck! Heh, there's no need to duck really...

A New Kind of Conduction in DNA? (Biocurious - USA)
*ZAP* Oww! Somehow that felt strangely therapeutic...

17th century brain surgery, digitally recreated (Mind Hacks - USA)
Superb animation - though it makes me a little pukey...

Free journal-ranking tool enters citation market (Ontogeny - USA)
New metrics for bragging rights. My SJR is bigger than your impact factor...

The Pig-Nosed Turtle (The Lord Geekington - USA)
Rare, relict species with a piggish nose...