Another couple of days and we'll be done for.
What better way to go to your doom than partying? But what sort of music would be suitable? The super-musical editors of Resource started putting together a Doomsday Top 20. But we could use some help. We didn't get much beyond the Grateful Dead. Or the Final Countdown. Email your top choice to firstname.lastname@example.org or respond on Facebook.com/Resource.WageningenUR
Which direction do plant roots grow in without gravity? Nice question for a science quiz. The answer is: gravity has nothing to do with it. This was shown by an experiment in space station ISS. Even in space, plant roots grow away from light. And what if you put out the light? Then they don't grow at all, dummy.
Chinese scientists have developed a method of making brain cells out of urine. They use epithelial cells from the kidneys that end up in urine, using them to make a kind of stem cell which can develop into fully fledged neurons. Smart lot, the Chinese.