Join us today on Facebook for a chat with Annalee Newitz, editor-in-chief of io9.com and author of "Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction." [UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who participated! To check out the chat, go here.]
One of our favorite stories in the latest issue of Popular Science is an excerpt from Mary Roach's new book Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. The story examines the billion-dollar science of convincing dogs and cats to eat their food. We're holding a live chat with the author tomorrow, March 28, at noon EST. Hope you can join us!
A meteorite streaked through the sky Friday morning, exploding over central Russia. Plant your eyeballs here for the latest updates. 3:15 p.m. EST:Russia Today writes that the estimated cost of damage has been revised down from 1 billion rubles to 400 million rubles, or about $13 million.
During his second inaugural address yesterday, President Obama vowed to address climate change, insisting that "the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations." This isn't the first time Obama has issued a rousing environmental battle cry.