A webcomic about tar that will make you tear up

Late last month, Professor John Mainstone, who for more than half a century oversaw the University of Queensland, Australia's famous Pitch Drop experiment, passed away. Science cartoonist Maki Naro's tribute to the late scientist is just perfect. » 9/14/13 1:00pm 9/14/13 1:00pm

After 69 years, Earth's slowest-moving drop has been captured on video

You guys. YOU GUYS. HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS IT FINALLY HAPPENED. After decades of observation, the climax of one of the longest running experiments in history has finally been captured on video. The pitch! It has dropped! » 7/19/13 6:20am 7/19/13 6:20am