Friday Coffee Break: Peecycling, Star Swallowing, and Other Marvelous Feats of Science
Bits and pieces (largely but not always entirely related to life science) to muse over–or check out and save for later–while enjoying a well-deserved Friday coffee. Or tea. Enjoy!
|WORLD’S FIRST FINGERNAILS
|The world’s oldest and smallest known fingernails belonged to a primate that lived about 55.8 million years ago.
|PEECYCLING: HOW TO MAKE PHOSPHORUS FROM YOUR OWN PEE
|Grab a few disposable jars, fill your bladder, and make your own home-grown glow-in-the-dark phosphorus!
|CHARGE YOUR PHONE WITH YOUR FEET
|Scientists are developing a device that might eventually use human footfalls to power small electronics.
|WATCH A BLACK HOLE SWALLOW A STAR
|For the first time, a black hole has been caught in the act of tearing apart and swallowing a star that got too close.