May 16, 2007
- Lightning hit the campus of Bowling Green State University, causing a campuswide blackout, the BG News reports.
- A study shows that high ceilings encourage open and free thought while low ones stimulate attention to detail, the Poly Post at Cal State Poly-Pomona writes. Paper Trail's suggestion for the renovation-less application of results: Hire short artists and tall engineers.
- Giving Al Gore a run for his money, Bill Nye "the Science Guy," the original environmental geek rock star, received "squeals of excitement from women in the front row" at a lecture about global warming at Ohio State, according to the Lantern.