Science Doesn’t Sleep (5.7.08)

Oh No! Werewolf!
Creative Commons License photo credit: Kevin Lawver

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

It was a crazy time for werewolves. A new NASA study indicates that Earth used to have multiple moons.

Female movie scientist to audience: “Yes, a stillettos-and-miniskirt combo is completely practical for my field work in paleoanthropology.” Inkling examines women scientists in film.

Even if you’ll never make it to the Moon – your name can go. NASA is looking for a few good monikers to send into space.

Some fat may be good for you – even if it’s on you. A study of mice shows that subcutaneous fat actually has health benefits.

Tropical insects – which tend to be the wildest-looking – may be the next casualty of global warming. Studies indicate their habitats are already verging on too hot for their survival.

Finally! Nanotech gives us an objective way to measure the hotness of chiles

Science Doesn’t Sleep (5.1.08)

Bacteria

Be very afraid, bacteria. Be very afraid.
Creative Commons License photo credit: kaibara87

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

Despite the fact that we got a special preview of the amazing rock-hewn church iFest built for this year’s event, and a behind-the-scenes look into the arts director’s creative process, a series of mishaps kept us from getting a final look at the finished church. Luckily, Photine is there for us, with this amazing photo of the finished product.

You kill a werewolf with a silver stake – everyone knows that. Science Buzz informs us that at the nano-scale, silver becomes much more deadly – killing off all bacteria, good and bad.

Intense heat is not the only reason you wouldn’t want to be hanging out on the Sun – check out this video of “sunquakes.” (via Geology.com)

Irony alert! The human cousin deemed Nutcracker Man actually preferred soft fruits.

Ever wondered if a boomerang works in space? Now we know.