Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Some Cool Stuff

New Horizons has sent a signal indicating that it got past Pluto and Charon safely (Yeah, there were some doubts, given the distance). We should get some really neat data soon.

Scientists have come up with a technique that reveals the spots on melanistic leopards and jaguars. (Their spots are black on black). This will allow visual identification of individual animals - handy for conservationists.

And another group of scientists may have solved the ultimate vegetarian dilemma: They (accidentally) created a strain of seaweed that, when cooked, tastes like bacon. Mmm....