Friday, July 13, 2012

Cool science stuff...

Museums have stuff sitting in their attics. This time it's a rock...with a complete fossil hominid skeleton inside it - http://www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences-features/64658-near-complete-human-ancestor-discovered-in-neglected-chunk-of-rock

For a long time, various cranks have been claiming they could hear the northern lights and science has scoffed.

Science is wrong. The aurora does indeed make various clapping and crackling noises...albeit very quiet ones. The 'cranks' are just people with particularly good hearing.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/10/noisy_northern_lights/