Science doesn’t sleep


April 1, 2008
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And neither should you.

Just kidding. Here’s what went down since you logged off.

In case you haven’t been the victim of a playful (or not so-playful) prank yet, watch out – it’s April Fools. The New Scientist Technology Blog has a fantastic roundup of fun online pranks pulled by Google, NASA and others – plus some recommendations for those of you looking to make the day memorable.

On the other hand, if you’re wondering why – WHY? – someone might feel the need to put your stapler in jello – the NY Times has an answer for you. And we have the recipe.

But seriously…

Creative Commons License photo credit: lordspudz

Some things never change – archaeologists have uncovered the oldest gold artifact in the Americas – and they believe it was created as a status symbol. The 4,000-year-old beaded necklace is about 500 years older than any previously discovered.

New Zealand’s “living dinosaur” – the tuatara, a reptile that has looked the same for 200 million years – is actually the Ferrari of evolution.

Texas Tea may soon be of the green variety – algae, that is. Some types are 50% oil, which is suitable for biodeisel fuels. With oil at $100/barrel, pond scum is looking good.

Happy April Fool’s!

Erin B
Authored By Erin B Blatzer

Erin is the Director of Business Development at HMNS. In a past life, she was a public relations and online marketing dynamo at HMNS.

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