kdawson from the brothers-under-the-skin dept.
goran72 sends along a report on a radical new theory of planet formation that suggests that Mars and Mercury were formed from the scraps of Earth and Venus. The theory has testable predictions — for example that the compositions of the rocky inner planets should be more similar than the current theory of planet formation would have them.
The reason that every major university maintains a department of
mathematics is that it's cheaper than institutionalizing all those people.