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(Jon sez:)

Your Writer: Jon Kilgannon A psychiatrist who can sense neutrinos. Talk about a person who can see right through you... (Rimshot)

The use of neutrinos to see a bone fracture is, of course, not a technology that is currently available to us. Scientists who wish to sense neutrinos nowadays use immense detectors like the Super-Kamiokande in Japan to find even a few, rare interactions between neutrinos and the more quotidian matter around them.

(Mark sez:)

Your Artist: Mark Sachs Meh. Not very happy with the art today; I'm not sure what happened. Sorry, I'll try to do better next time.

As I mentioned last time, Mars is making its closest approach to Earth for thousands of years this month. Even from the most light-polluted city the planet will be easy to find. I noticed it by accident tonight: a bright, very red star shining steadily and purposefully low in the southeastern sky. Check this link from the Planetary Society for more on how to observe Mars yourself this month.