We went shopping on Sunday to stock the freezer with more meat. While it wasn’t that much of a shock to see Christmas decorations hanging from the ceiling – it is November after all – my jaw dropped when I saw a sign counting down the number of days until Santa arrives. 40 DAYS! That’s less than six weeks.
My fears that the year is coming to a close were confirmed this morning when I noticed that next week is the last for November. That and the endless number of invites to end of year parties.
OK, time to note the science news that didn’t make the website.
1 – Happy 10th birthday ISS. The international space station was joined by the space shuttle Endeavour who brought along extra beds, a new toilet and water recycling system. A pair of space walkers joined in the revelry by throwing away a tool kit they needed. Doh!
2 – Einstein was correct with e=mc2. Only took 103 years to confirm. Now we know that everything around us is made up of 5% mass and 95% energy. So why can’t we move through walls? Must be those pesky gluons holding everything together.
3 – Final story related to IVF. I chickened out on this one as I didn’t want any hate mail. Researchers in the US have found IVF babies are up to four times more likely to have birth defects. My feeling is that as this technology becomes more widely used we may see more trends such as this. Hopefully I’m wrong.
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