4. As Shawn mentioned yesterday, neutrinos have once again made headlines recently where the OPERA collaboration has verified their measurement using a different beam and some groups have refuted their claims (surprise!). Here are 158 papers debating this issue.
3. Phobos-Grunt, the Russian mission to bring samples from the Martian moon Phobos got into trouble just minutes after the launch. There seems to be very little chance of a recovery.
2. In other news, humans on the other side of the world are shipping a robotic lab to Mars this weekend! You can track the shipment on this website: http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/
1. Call for abstracts now open for AbSciCon 2012. The abstract submission deadline is Jan 31. Here is a list of all the sessions.
I wonder why it isn’t simply called Astrobiology Conference.