Here are my picks from the most interesting articles that have come my way since last time. Quite a lot of astronomy this time (which is as likely to be due to my mood as due to the science), so I’ve split it in two. Also some linguistics and biology and other usual suspects.
Astronomy and Physics (large bodies):
- Using Kepler to detect moons. (This is more detailed than the report I linked to in September.) Speaking of Kepler, not all is well with the telescope.
- Replicating exotic ice made by meteors.
- Evidence of solar systems in other galaxies.
- Young neutron star has carbon atmosphere.
- 2002 supernova is new, theoretically predicted, type.
Astronomy and Physics (particles):
- LHC update. (And now here’s the bad news.)
- Summary of dark matter candidates. (Contains some options I didn’t know about.)
- On theoretical dark matter stars.
Health and Ecology:
History and Naivity:
- Classifying clicks. The actual phonetic details are missing, but I’d love to know exactly what patterns have been found. [Update: Thanks to Neal of Literal Minded for letting me know that there’s more information here.]
- Babies produce foreign babble after a few hours exposure.
- Claims that French and German babies cry differently have been met with scepticism.
- Fossil of a weird fly.