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Moon Magnetism Mystery

A 40 year old moon mystery may have been solved recently.

It looks like we may have two viable theories why some moon rocks are magnetized even though the moon has no magnetic field. Not only that, up until recently, there was no theoretical mechanism by which the moon could even create a magnetic field.

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Saving Earth from Aliens and Asteroids

Mike Wall has an interesting piece this week on how humans might avoid the fate of the dinosaurs. In the last ten years alone, asteroid detection has radically improved. So too, have our hypothetical solutions. As our universe is still a blind billiards game of asteroids, Trojans, and extinct comets wheeling about, it is with [...]

Faster than Light? Not so Fast…

Einstein was wrong! We’ve found something that travels faster than light!

By now, the allegation of physicists at CERN has gone viral through every major news outlet. Indeed, the announcement does more than tickle the fancy; it seems to vindicate every sci-fi fan who stubbornly insisted the light-barrier would eventually be defeated. Wormholes, hyperspace, [...]

Michele Bachmann: Vaccines cause mental retardation

Move over Jenny McCarthy.

You’ve probably heard about the HPV vaccine debate by now. Governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry has been taking heat for his executive order that young women be offered Gardasil to inoculate against the virus linked to cervical cancer.

This isn’t the place to debate the wisdom of “being forced to [...]

An aphrodisiac to murder over

Yarchagumba is a parasitic fungus that infects the larva of ghost moths. Nearly every piece of that sentence is upsetting. Similarly, the physical appearance of yarchagumba looks more like a discarded prop from a John Carpenter film than something you’d want to stick into your body:

 

Next to the fountain of youth, the search for sex-drive [...]