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The Scoop on Termite Poop: Five Cool Facts

From a power source to a cancer fighter, learn about the many uses of termite poop.

Mercury MESSENGER 101

In Roman mythology, Mercury was the fleet-footed messenger to the gods. It’s therefore fitting that NASA went to great pains to name the first spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury MESSENGER. That’s an acronym for MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging. (Personally, I would have tried to find a way to name the orbiter…

The Stars That Know No Rest

Next week me and my mummy are off to visit Egypt, a trip I’ve been looking forward to for more than a year. Sadly, our jam-packed itinerary doesn’t include much computer time, so blogging from the field is not an option. A guard watches over statues of Ramses II in Abu Simbel —Photo by David…