29 March 2008

Your Daily Science Brief

Science in the news today:

This is sort of sweet, and seems, by all outward appearances, a pretty good way to get students' imaginations involved in the sciences. Plus Antarctica is involved, and I hear people love that sort of thing.

And this is just strange. We are not worried enough about the unintended consequences of meddling in the name of science, specifically the risk of creating micro black holes which could present the potential to swallow the earth or turn it into a chunk of dead rock. The article is worth a read, if only to consider the possibilities.