Science reading

* “The Year In Materials”:http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/24229/?a=f
* “Chromoscope”:http://www.chromoscope.net/#. Fascinating, there is a lot going on we can’t see.
* “Massive white dwarf may go nova, endangering life on earth”:http://www.physorg.com/news182067005.html. Maybe the Russians can go fix this after they master “deflecting asteroids”:http://www.universetoday.com/2009/12/30/russia-may-head-mission-to-deflect-asteroid-apophis/.
* “World’s smallest snowman”:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6724969/Scientists-create-the-worlds-smallest-snowman.html
* “Ancient computer”:http://io9.com/5441889/advanced-imaging-reveals-a-computer-1500-years-ahead-of-its-time — we are not so clever as we think we are.