Category Archives: Science

“Space is big, really big”

“You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it is a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space.”

…and so on.

As an adjunct to today’s blockbusting “Hitchhiker’s” review, here’s a handy guide to our own wee corner of the universe—

—so that noone can accuse you of not taking an interest in local affairs.

Artificial Flesh

Cells from infant foreskins, used to grow human skin in vats of bovine collagen. About a month too early for an April Fool’s joke… so it must be true. Says a sales rep for the Canton, Massachusetts company, Organogenesis:

“People think I’m joking when I say we grow human skin, until I whip out a dish
of it from my briefcase,

“Skin’s a fun tissue to work with.”

The full story’s on Wired News.