Ever wonder why there’s all this matter lying around in the universe, and no antimatter? Who’s been hogging all the antimatter? Physics, that’s who.
- Apparently, antimatter is rare because it can’t decay for crap.
- Meanwhile, we may have discovered Majorana fermions, a type of antimatter that doesn’t destroy itself (and the matter) when it comes into contact. This may have implications for quantum computers.
- Speaking of computing, a Japanese company has just built optical RAM, which stores bits of light
- Female bonobos, the infamously horny monkeys, have sex with each other to establish a social hierarchy.
- Yet another way climate change is screwing us: the oceans are becoming rapidly more acidic than they have been in 300 million years. Fish hate us.
- Morning person? Caffeine will wreck your sleep schedule.
- The mystery of why space rocks are full of nanodiamonds has been solved. It involves “onions”.
- And finally, Bad Astronomy has an adorable little galaxy for you.
Any mad science we missed? Tell us in the comments!
image via Moria on Flickr
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