Friday, June 05, 2009

The march of science.

If you wanted to know whether there is life on a planet, what would you look for?

Scientists have located emperor penguin breeding colonies in Antarctica after spotting giant poo stains from space. Satellite images picked up huge red-brown stains on the pristine white sea ice, indicating the presence of thousands of penguins ...

Peter Fretwell, co-author of the study and geographic information officer at British Antarctic Survey, said his chance discovery would revolutionise the way scientists monitored penguins ... [Ananova]

Physicists scientifically disprove ghosts and vampires. (The Hollywood model of them at least.)

Civil right for lab rats?* Will this be their savior?
[* free version for non-WSJ subscribers]

Strange video chemistry, European style.