Science Round Up
- Italian scientists discover neutrinos that appear to travel faster than the speed of light - a feat deemed impossible by Albert Einstein's 106 year old Theory of Special Relativity. There's a great piece from Dick Ahlstrom in the Irish Times summarising the findings and another in the Guardian from Alok Jha & Ian Sample on why physicists are urged to exercise caution on the latest findings. Eoin Lettice also has a good summary of the story on his blog, Communicating Science.
- A bus sized NASA satellite has fallen to Earth - although they're not quite sure where (The Pacific seems to be the best guess at present). Lisa O'Carroll summarises it best in the Guardian.
- A really interesting study from Penn State University: A non disease causing virus kills breast cancer cells in the lab.
- The death of a man in Galway has been attributed to spontaneous human combustion - the first such case in Irish history - BBC News has more here or The Journal here.
- Palaeontologists have discover a new raptor with a claw for ripping and tearing its prey.
- And finally, one of my favourite stories of the week comes from Ed Yong on his excellent science blog 'Not Exactly Rocket Science' - beetle larve lures and kills frogs - gruesome but awesome!
Isn't science amazing?