Synopsis: One-Sided Monopole Magnets, Ballsy Mice equal men in risk assessments, Algae Genes changed to produce biofuels, Blowing Hard, Cosmic Extremes detected in deep holes, Glss Froggy Discoveries, and the Minion Mailbag.
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Justin: Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Online searching for a story of sciencey news lore. While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my farmhouse door. ‘Tis just Kirsten”, I muttered, “tapping at my farmhouse door – Only this and nothing more.
Open here I flung the portal, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore. Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he; But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my farmhouse door – Perched upon a bust of Plato just above my farmhouse door – Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
Then this ebony bird beguiling my late night study into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum of its countenance it wore, ‘Though scientific names escape me, I bet Kirsten, she could name me. Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore – Tell me what is new in science on this night before the show. Quote the raven…
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