In 1942, Jorge Luis Borges wrote about a boy named Ireneo Funes who, following a horseback riding accident, developed a phenomenal memory. He was able to recall entire volumes (in his non-native language) and recite them fluidly. In contrast to others with hypermnesia (see The Mind of the Mneumonist by A.R. Luria), what made Funes’ […]
Many of you will remember a hike I completed last October in southern Utah (link here). This year, a similar group of friends went into Grand Gulch, a marvelous little canyon located on Cedar Mesa. You can access the BLM web site for Grand Gulch here.I am including many photos from this six-day hike but little details on specific locations. A hike in Grand Gulch requires knowledge of changing conditions, stamina, and proper gear. It is a long ways away from help. But for those who are prepared,
It's about the size of a diamond and comes from the inner ear of a fish. This tiny construction holds a treasure trove of information, a calcium carbonate microchip made of bone and accessed by a laser. Let's take a look at the science of otoliths. An otolith is a fish ear bone (from oto- ear and lithos- stone). From every population of fish Heidi Golden finds, she preserves a number of otoliths to take back to the lab. These... Read more
Scientists have found evidence for a huge mountain range that sustained an explosion of life on Earth 600 million years ago. The mountain range was similar in scale to the Himalayas and spanned at least 2,500 kilometres of modern west […]test
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Newton’s Second Law
Paul Andersen explains how Newton’s Second Law applies when a net force acts on a body. The net force vector and the acceleration vector will act in the same direction. If an object acts on another object in a system the center of mass of the system will experience no acceleration.
By: Bozeman Science.