I can’t believe that January is over already, 2016 is well underway. Here are just a few stories that made the science headlines this month:
- Planet Nine is a hot topic this month… NASA remains cautious and sceptical but others are very excited and on high alert. Some are even predicting if we could live there.
Image source: Wiki Commons
- And for some really BIG news, the biggest dinosaur fossil ever found, a Titanosaur, was unveiled at the American Museum of National History. For many of us not lucky enough to be able to attend in person, we got to see this spectacular species through our tv screens, documented by the wonderful Sir David Attenborough.
- For the first time in 11 years, five planets have aligned in the morning skies: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn; Visible to the naked eye under the right conditions.
- The preying mantis got some funky 3D glasses and its own cinema, all in the name of science.
- British astronaut, Tim Peake made history as he became the first UK representative to perform a space walk. He even tweeted a space walk selfie.
I wonder what stories will unfold in February. Do you have any favourite science
Dr. Simple is back answering some more great questions; this one came in from five-year-old Cathal, who can sometimes be found over at the lovely blog Bumbles of Rice.
Cathal wants to know…
Why do we burp?
And here is what Dr. Simple has to say
There is no denying that I find the science of sound fascinating. You can find a number of posts on it on this blog; And usually in October, if you called to my house