The swine flu genome has been sequenced. Writer and computer geek Stephan Zielinski spent a little time tinkering around with algorithms and figured out a way to convert one of its genes into ambient music. I have to say, it sounds amazing. You can listen to it, and learn more about how he did it, on his blog.
Wired has published a very nice feature on Kip Thorne and the science behind Chris Nolan's Interstellar. Kip Thorne is one of the world's most celebrated theoretical physicists. He and Nolan worked together to ensure depictions of scientific happenings in the film are as accurate as possible. Read more