I’m very excited about this week’s links. Any one of them could easily inspire a good science fiction story, or at least an interesting sci-fi world.
- Sperm Whales May Have Names from Wired Science. If true… that’s pretty cool. No comment yet from the dolphins.
- Atom Smasher Finds Possible New Force of Nature from Cosmos Magazine. Fermilab’s Tevatron particle accelerator may have discovered a fifth fundamental force in the universe… just before running out of federal funding.
- Science Publishes Multiple Critiques of Arsenic Bacterium Paper from Science Insider. Last year, NASA announced the discovery of Arsenic-based life in California. Almost immediately, the experiment was attacked for possible errors. The debate continues with huge implications for our definition of life.
- Living in a Quantum World from Scientific American. Sadly, this link does not provide the full article unless you have a paid subscription. But it does give a good hint about what’s happening in quantum research. I highly recommend stopping by a bookstore or library and checking the June issue of Scientific American; the full article will blow your mind.