Quirks & Quarks

Quirks & Quarks for May 9, 2015

MESSENGER Mission and Mercury's Magnetism, Bombardier Beetle Blasts Toxic Spray From Its Butt, Tetrapod Fossils Fill In The Blank, How Mercury is Getting Into Arctic Caribou, Stretchy Nerves Help Baleen Whales Open Wide, Blowing Up Batteries - For Science!

Mercury's Magnetism, Explosive Beetles and more.

A depiction of the MESSENGER spacecraft flying over the colour-enhanced surface of Mercury. (NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington)
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