If you often find yourself lying awake at night wondering what the moon will look like in a thousand years, you can rest easy now. NYU design student Yingjie Bei has built a device that’ll tell you everything you were wondering about the lunar cycle, and probably, much much more.
According to folklore, the full moon does more than just turn us into raving lunatics and werewolves — it also affects our sleep, and not in a good way. A new study is now showing this is true — and that the influence of the full moon is far worse than we thought.
If there's one thing I love more than octopuses, octopodes and octopi (all of which are perfectly acceptable pluralizations of the word octopus, thank you very much), it's pedantry. And good grief, does Phil Plait ever serve up a whopping helping of the stuff in reaction to today's Earth-Day themed Google Doodle.