Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cool Discoveries

The first one may be mildly NSFW. Why do whales still have a pelvic girdle? The common wisdom is that it's vestigial and will go away.

Nope. The reason whales still have pelvic bones is because they're actually quite useful for, uh, sex. Especially for the male.

Oh, and scientists have been working hard on invisibility. Which, of course, is about to turn into an arms race. The Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials have developed a light detector that can, yup, spot all of the existing "invisible" materials. That Romulan cloaking device might not be so useful after all...