This Week In Science: Rosetta's Comet Rendezvous, a Neanderthal Pigeon BBQ and Zombie Stars

August 8, 2014 1:28 PM

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This Week In Science: Rosetta's Comet Rendezvous, a Neanderthal Pigeon BBQ and Zombie Stars

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft went into orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Inspired by the Japanese art of origami, Harvard students made a robot that starts as a flat sheet and folds itself into a four-limbed device. Neanderthals feasted on barbecued pigeon.

Mercury levels in the top 100 meters of the ocean have tripled since the Industrial Revolution. Tar pits were revealed to be home to tiny organisms that might be used to help clean up oil spills. Arizona ranks as the top U.S. state for solar energy capacity, with 275 watts per person generated in 20...

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