Treasure in the mud.

6 July 2011 grant b 0

Nature uncovers a wealth of rare earth lying beneath the ocean floor: The rare-earth elements — metals such as lanthanum and neodymium — are used […]

Sleeping beneath the ice.

10 February 2011 grant b 1

Reuters reports on a Russian mission to reach an oxygen-rich lake that’s been untouched for 15 million years: “It’s minus 40 (Celsius) outside,” [Alex] Turkeyev […]

Washing away.

30 April 2010 grant b 0

Slate (yeah, not the first place I look for science news, but hey) unearths the sad truth about beaches that aren’t going to be beaches […]

Nuclear molemen?

13 January 2010 grant b 0

Sorry, but I just can’t outdo Wired’s headline on this one: Pentagon Scientists Target Iran’s Nuclear Molemen: Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, apparently takes a personal […]

The Gold Bug

13 October 2009 grant b 0

EurekAlert tells me these dudes in Australia are breeding their fortunes after finding a germ that, in effect, lays golden eggs: “A number of years […]