What’s new in the weird world of scientific endeavor this week?
- A family of insecticides has been linked to colony collapse disorder, meaning we will never, ever, ever hear the end of this from the kind of douchebag who buys a CSA and tells you about it constantly.
- It turns out the oldest rocks we have are millions of years younger than we thought.
- Kryptonians rejoice! Turns out red suns can have significant habitable zones after all.
- Scientists have used mining technology to make radioactive water potable.
- We’ve learned that neurons form a grid in the brain, a major step forward to, er, actually understanding the brain.
- The Oak Ridge National Laboratory has figured out how to turn discarded plastic crap into carbon fibers.
- And in Georgia, they’re turning landfills into solar farms.
As always, if you think there’s something we’ve missed, let us know in the comments.
image courtesy the ESO