- Eclipse in The Odyssey: Science Meets Mythology. It has been long suspected that one passage in Homer’s Odyssey describes an actual solar eclipse, but has been mostly speculation. A recent investigation, described by agoldstein at Beyond the Bench, provides tantalizing evidence that backs up this hypothesis.
- Photons: Still Bosons. Can an experiment that gives a negative result be interesting? Chad at Uncertain Principles makes a good case that it can, describing an attempt to determine if photons are not quite bosons. What does that mean? Read Chad’s Q&A!
- ‘The Heavens Declare The Story They Trod’: Tracking Sports Teams Using Advanced Satellite Monitoring. Timed nicely with the World Cup comes this post by Robert at Promega Connections, describing the pros and cons of using GPS for studying soccer strategies.
Check back next Monday for more “miscellaneous” suggestions!