Before explaining the subject of this post further, I thought I’d explain that my absence hasn’t been due to my deciding no longer to pen sciencey things, but can instead be put down to the fact that I have spent the last three weeks in South Africa. Which means I now have a tan :)
And it is with this absence in mind that I now put out the challenge (or request, depending on how you look at it). I have been sadly, sorely, out of touch with everything happening in the world of science and tech. Being up to date would be nice. However, given that I have a day job and all, I am unable to sift through the last three weeks of news.
Which is where all of you come in: what’s happened in the last three weeks? What were the most important/amusing/fascinating stories and discoveries in this time period? Please keep your answers short and to the point, and, of course, haikus are always welcome.