Science Doesn’t Sleep (4.29.08)

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I’ve got my giant, soccer-
ball-sized eye on you.
Creative Commons License photo credit: MikeBlogs

So here’s what went down since you logged off.

Flava Flav might be smarter than you think. A new study shows that people who can keep a beat score higher in intelligence tests. Of course, none of us are all that smart.

Do you suffer from biobigotry?

Not something I’d like to find in my freezer – Scientists in New Zealand are thawing the corpse of a 1,089 pound, 26-foot giant squid (the largest ever caught) to learn more about how it lived.

Meet your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great…Geneticists have linked a 300 year old aboriginal man found in a glacier to 17 living people. (Via Slashdot.)

You look so much like your mother! “The world’s first cloned horse has given birth to a healthy foal.”

Do people actually learn anything at museums? USA Today has an interesting feature on science museums’ efforts to increase science literacy. (Via Science Buzz.) By the way, what’s the last thing you learned at a museum? Do share.

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