Cosm dips its toe in the interweb and sees what pops up to bite it
(Today's nibbles: Robot babies, Martian Gorillas, big lumps of antimatter and Mars' weird moon)
Scientists build robot babies to help them understand real ones
M3-neony and M3-synchy are robot babies under development to help researchers understand the development of fine motor skills - like crawling - in human infants
Gorilla found on Mars!
Nasa's Mars Rover, Spirit finds Martian cousin of Kong
Nothing else to say about this nonsense... no really, there isn't
Mars Express makes flyby of Mars' peculiar moon, Phobos
Phobos isn't dense enough to be solid so it might be a sort of orbiting rock pile of ill-fitting debris. It is slowly falling into Mars' gravity and will eventually be torn apart, returning to its constituent bits and pieces. Europe's Mars Express orbiter has made its closest flyby of the strange moon, taking photos and readings as it goes.
Heaviest anti-matter particle yet found pops out of atom smasher in US
An international team of scientists studying high-energy collisions of gold ions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a 2.4-mile-circumference particle accelerator in the US, has published evidence of the most massive antimetter nucleus discovered to date. Containing an antiproton, an antineutron, and an anti-Lambda particle, it is also the first antinucleus containing an anti-strange quark. The discovery may help elucidate models of neutron stars and may help explain why matter beat out antimatter in the early universe.