Science Doesn’t Sleep (8.27.08)

MEC's green roof among others
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So here’s what went down after you logged off.

There’s a reason that cowboys don’t make good anthropologists – and it has to do with Hobbits.

It’s aliiiiiiive! A green roof can reduce your heating bills and protect your waterproofing – plus, it’s pretty! Check out a how-to here.

Some ancient documents are taking their message high-tech: the Israel Antiquities Authority is putting all of the Dead Sea Scrolls – all 15,000 fragments – online.

Construction in London has unearthed thousands of human skeletons – and the oldest are soon going on display.

Recently developed: a wheelchair that walks for you by means of a “robotic exo-skeleton.” Check out the video here.

How fast can we go? Usain Bolt’s astonishing, record-setting Olympic races have forced scientists to reconsider.

Science Doesn’t Sleep (5.15.08)

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

Yeah – I can fly.” Apparently, Iron Man lives in the Swiss Alps.

Polar bears are now a protected species - sort of.

Nothing can escape from black holes – except certain kinds of information.

Speaking of disturbing galactic phenomena – they may be a giant hole in the cosmos. Or maybe not, we can’t really be sure.

NASA didn’t find aliens – but they did find something really cool.

Today, the symphony, tomorrow – the world! A robot took over conducting Detroit’s Symphony.

National Geographic has video of the rare Dead Sea Scroll frgament that was shown only briefly in Jerusalem recently.