Edward Thommes

Aug. 08, 2008

Solar Systems and a Mysterious Cosmic Ghost

How does a disk of gas and dust turn into a solar system?A new study suggests conditions had to be just right to make our solar system. Plus, a mysterious cosmic object is stumping astronomers.

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Another Reason To Spike That Eggnog

\tIt is a question on the minds of many people this season: will adding alcohol to the homemade eggnog safeguard against salmonella? To find out, Science Friday teamed up with eggnog expert and microbiologist Vince Fischetti, who agreed to run some tests in his lab at The Rockefeller University. What did you think of the video?

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