Martin Luther King day

Martin Luther King day

Today, on the 3rd Monday of January, ZME Science pays homage to the man that was Martin Luther King, being grateful for all his lifetime achievements. Also, it's not hard...

Milky Way spins faster

Milky Way spins faster

Well ladies and gentlemen, you'd better fasten your seat belts, because we're in for quite a spin. The Milky Way is spinning a bit faster than scientists believed; with about...

The science of 2008

The science of 2008

Probably 2008 will remain in history as the year of the economic crisis, or perhaps of the LHC, or perhaps the year we landed on Mars... either way, it was...

Dreaming of a white Christmas

Oh boy time sure do flies! It seems just yesterday it was January... still, it's the 2nd day of Christmas (here), and still no snow :( That's why the ZME...

Are we doing something wrong??

Recently, I received this email from a reader. No worries, I replied. The email is incomplete, as I won't add his name, replaced it with john smith; other than that,...

Obama’s first green move

Obama’s first green move

It's obvious that one of the biggest challenges the president elect has to face is rejuvenating the infrastructure; let's talk about traffic jams for a bit. Everybody hates them, we...

Meet the world’s only immortal animal

Meet the world’s only immortal animal

If you're thinking McLeod, you couldn't be further from the truth. What you have to do is think small; not microscopic, just big enough to see with your naked eye....

Meet the nanobamas

Meet the nanobamas

Meet the world's tiniest portraits of an elected president ever; meet the nanobamas. Each 'Obama' is made up of about 150 million tiny carbon nanotubes, which is about how many...

The continents and their highest points

The continents and their highest points

Continents are the large landmasses on Earth, delimitated by convention rather than geographical properties. Here we will refer to elevation as the height above sea level. However, it has to...

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