Winning Science July 31, 2013

As July wraps up, here’s some of what’s happening in the world of science.

In keeping with this week’s Wolverine theme, we have an article from Popular Science talking about what Wolverine’s real weaknesses would be.

Uncanny X-Force Vol. 1, #26 This won't be pretty

Uncanny X-Force Vol. 1, #26
This won’t be pretty.

One that was left out in the article that the comics picked up on not so long ago, is autoimmune disease. With his super immune system, this could cause all kinds of unpleasant things to happen.

Yesterday commemorated the 55th birthday of NASA . And here is the document that made it all possible


We love the work NASA has done, but seriously, it’s time to GET BACK UP THERE! If the Virgin Records guy gets to Mars before they do, I’m gonna be seriously annoyed.

Some lucky (or perhaps unlucky) diner will soon have the chance to eat the world’s first artifically grown hamburger. A lab in the Netherlands has developed this using beef muscle stem cells at a cost of $384,000. I’ve heard some grumbling that this a waste of scientific resources, but this same research might be applied to the growing of new organs. It may also help address future global food shortages.

Om Nom Nom Nom

Om Nom Nom Nom

I’m all about trying new foods, but at least for the moment, I’ll stick with the real thing.

And finally Mr. Charles Darwin is making way for Ms. Jane Austen. Coming soon the £10 note will now feature the face of author Jane Austen.

Ooooo, fancy.

Ooooo, fancy.

While not purely a piece of science news, let’s be honest, Charles Darwin is the father of evolution. Still, maybe it’s time someone else had a turn on the money.

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