Science Doesn’t Sleep (7.24.08)

Hmmmmmm....where's your Canon gone then???
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So here’s what went down after you logged off.

“Cow Power” could meet 3% of North American energy needs - and reduce the animals’ greenhouse gas emissions.

Santa might need to start thinking about relocation – the ice at the North Pole was only 1.3 meters thick in summer 2007 – and it’s getting thinner.

The Perseid Meteor Shower is coming around again – get away from the city lights and see it at the George Observatory.

Japanese and Mongolian scientists have uncovered a complete Tarbosaurus (related to T. rex) – missing only a few neck bones and the tip of the tail.

The Physics of Bungee Jumping – or, Why You Must Be Extremely Tough to Bungee With Tree Vines (video).

Marking a shift from the tradition of naming celestial bodies after Greek or Roman gods, astronomers have named a new dwarf planet Makemake (MAH-keh MAH-keh) after the Polynesian creation god.