Sometimes Friday just feels like… Friday.
- Sunspots are at their fewest since 1954… but why?
- This year’s Ig Nobel Awards are being handed out to a slew of wonderfully inspired, terribly misdirected scientists.
- Could tweaking plants turn toxic soil into farmland?
- Lessons about space on ice?
- Clusters of newborn stars might share life-bearing rocks between them. And by “bearing” I mean water bears…
- Dutch scientists decode the DNA sequence of the fungus which produces penicillin. Take *that* Dr. Fleming.
- Seeing the ‘true colors’ of the Moon – further proof it’s not just a giant block of limburger cheese.
- What’s dreaded in the stock market but eagerly welcomed by life in the ancient seas? Change.
- See no evil, hear no evil… test no evil? The true, behind-the-scenes tale of chimps used in medical research.
- The lab-coats are determined to find what caused “beaked whales” to strand on beaches in the Canary Islands. Naval sonar exercises or natural selection – you be the judge…
- Was Sheldrake’s stabber a victim of mind control? Get out of my mind, Jobe!
- Are you a legitimate genius? Then you probably already know the 20 things simple-minded, wanna-be geniuses like us didn’t (know)…
- Black rhinos released back into the wild for the first time in 25 years.
- BBC releases “post-nuclear blast announcement” to the public. Did someone just screen the “The Day After” or is this a none-too-subtle hint…
- Jupiter is ready for her close-up, Mr. Demille.
Super Grandé Thanks to Greg, Rick MG, Red Pill Junkie and Baldrick
Quote of the Day:
“To be on the WIRE is life. The rest is waiting… ”