This just in! Sperm gets retracted! Er, I mean, a paper on sperm creation gets retracted…
Today’s Science Headline Standouts Progress in the hunt for dark matter. A tree in New Zealand still harboring genes it really hasn’t needed … for 500 years. A look at a new approach to do-it-yourself microevolution.
I grow increasingly worried about Scott Carson. Facebook is sucking him away from his blog and, as a result, I have no direct way to link to various gems of his, such as this one: Like a stopped clock that’s right twice a day, Nietzsche hit the nail on the head in Beyond Good and… Continue reading
The Possibility of Impossible CulturesImagine Finnegan’s Wake written in an impossible language. I imagine many people who’ve tried to read it have already concluded that it was written in an impossible language. But in fact what makes the book so nerve-wracking is that it was written in syntactically recognizable English, but with a slew of… Continue reading
It’s not just about the Science Astrophysicist Giovanni Bignami reflects on the importance of thinking big for the benefit of science’s future in space. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, it was à la mode in Europe to join US scientists in shouting that the planned station was robbing us of precious space science. I… Continue reading