Category Archives: Science

Naah, naah, you have cooties and I don’t!

Actually, it turns out most of your cooties won’t grow in me. I’m catching up on podcasts that are a couple of months old, and a Sci Friday story about our skin bacteria caught my attention. Seems that even on our own bodies the bacteria from area to area varies greatly, and the strains growing on you might not grow on me at all. So you can kiss the girls without getting (many) cooties from her!

Atlantis, Hubble, and Sol

In an impressive bit of photography, amateur astronomer Thierry Legault managed to snap a photo of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Hubble Space Telescope in the 0.8 seconds it took them to pass in front of the sun, traveling at more than 15,000 miles per hour.  It’s a pretty cool picture.  (I like the way that at these shutter speeds, the sun looks more like a child’s night light than a the super-massive thermonuclear furnace that it is.)

(Via Laughing Squid )