Valued at approximately $6,500 per gram, it’s a safe bet that a whole lot of Russians are now looking for meteor fragments.
- Estimates raised for nuclear-sized asteroid blast that hit Russia.
- Meteor’s random destruction was caused by infrasound waves, which have not previously been studied in a cityscape.
- ‘Wake-up call’ revives detection efforts.
- Ed Lu’s plan to save the world.
- Ancient asteroid strike in Australia changed the face of the Earth. More.
- Society’s key to finding the next Earth: The Ars guide to exoplanets.
- Scientists studying a bulge on the Earth’s surface where the crust is missing have found the exposed mantle contains more magnesium than usual making it lighter.
- Global health threat seen in overuse of antibiotics on Chinese pig farms.
- Laser intended for Mars now used to detect ‘honey laundering’. More than a third of honey consumed in the US is smuggled from China and may be tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals.
- Manuka is the best honey for stopping bacterial infections in wounds but not all honeys labelled manuka are the real thing.
- Cell phone tracking system reveals how traffic jams start.
- How neuroscientists are hacking into brain waves.
- Do colors look the same for all of us? A wide-ranging video on perception.
- Paranoid movie watches you watch it and changes to your liking.
- Chimps have better short-term memory than humans.
- Lab chimps successfully treated with anti-depressants.
- Sea bed to be mined for antibiotics.
- Refresher course needed: T. rex did NOT look like Barney. It looked like Jurasic Park’s 9,000-pound animatronic T. rex.
- MIT’s new nanocapsule medicine could sober you up in seconds.
- Mosh pit madness — it’s a gas.
- Environmental concerns dominate the media in China as newspapers warn of the dangers of toxic smog and polluted ground water.
- Nearly one fifth of all reptiles — turtles, snakes, lizards and crocodiles — are headed toward extinction. Cool photo!
Quote of the Day:
Wouldn’t it be silly if we got wiped out because we weren’t looking? This is a wake-up call from space. We’ve got to pay attention to what’s out there.
Edward Lu, former NASA astronaut who’s leading one effort to detect Earth-threatening asteroids and comets.