A few science-y stories today.
White Holes Could Exists – But That Doesn’t Mean They Do. Presumably a white hole is the other end of a black hole – not that anyone is anxious to go through a black hole to test that theory.
It seems the first Earthly colonists to Mars may be bacteria. Only a few years ago everyone assumed that harsh conditions in space would kill any Earthly hitchhikers, but that’s no longer a safe assumption; discover and study of extremophiles has shown that some bugs can live damn near anywhere.
Lawrence Livermore has discovered element 117. The new element has not been named; given the predilection for naming these super-heavy elements after Roman dieties, I would suggest the name Penianium after a minor Roman god of poverty. Why? Because it’s funny, in a mildly juvenile way. Sound it out. Right?
While I’m on the topic of immaturity, it seems a certain protein can return aged brains (and bodies) to youthful vigor – in mice. Still, an interesting find. How long would it take to get this protein into mass production?
On that note, we return you to your Tuesday, already in progress.