- PhD student in Canada is studying the psychology of earworms. (What's an earworm?)
- Another Canadian psychologist has examined how Rembrandt draws viewers into his paintings.
- An engineering student in England has adapted a bike to pump water in Guatemala.
- NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter flew over the Phoenix lander and may have imaged the damage to the lander, explaining why it never woke up after the Martian winter.
- Infrared image of nebula from the WISE telescope looks like a pair of hearts situated next to each other in space.
- Want to go to Neptune and come back in 5 years? It will only cost you $4 trillion. (More links at bottom of that page.)
- Possibly the most adorably unfortunate misspelling of hadron ever. Let's hope this kid never loses his interest in science.
- Something hit Jupiter last year, and amateur astronomers saw it first.
- In May, The Big Picture featured a round-up of really great images of Saturn and its moons.
Back to clearing the desk.