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October 27, 2014

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5:39 PM | Of Dragons and Geology
Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733) was a Swiss physician, but also quite interested in travels and natural sciences. He published his observations on the culture and natural world of the Alps as “Itinera per Helvetiae alpinas regiones facta annis 1702-1711“. In the introduction by the editor we read: “The name of Scheuchzer will be famous …[] [...]
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5:39 PM | Of Dragons and Geology
Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733) was a Swiss physician, but also quite interested in travels and natural sciences. He published his observations on the culture and natural world of the Alps as... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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2:47 PM | Explainer: Russian Military Intrusion into Other Countries
The news in recent times has been littered with stories of Russian military vehicles -- literally hundreds of times -- venturing into the sovereign territory of other nations. What's motivating the hub of the former Soviet Union to make such moves?
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1:08 PM | Roman Gladiators Drank Ash Energy Drink
This ash beverage was served after fights and maybe also after training to help ease body pain. Continue reading →
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12:50 PM | WWII Pilot Found Buried in Italian Corn Field
The remains of an Italian WWII pilot who died in a dogfight with US pilots 70 years ago have finally been unearthed -- still sitting on the parachute in the cockpit.
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11:00 AM | Italian WWII Pilot Found Buried -- Still On His Seat
The remains of an Italian World War II pilot who died in a dogfight with U.S. pilots 70 years ago have finally been unearthed.

October 25, 2014

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10:15 PM | El diccionario del diablo define: Suplicar
Pulsa aquí para votarSuplicar: Pedir algo con insistencia proporcional al convencimiento de que no se lo darán.____________Fuente: "El Diccionario del diablo". Ambrose Bierce. Ed Galaxia Gutemberg. ISBN: 84-8109-359-9Puedes recordar otras definiciones del Diccionario del diablo desde este enlace. ;-)
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9:28 AM | Physics Week in Review: October 25, 2014
Halloween is a week away, and for those in search of costume ideas, here are some Physics-Themed Halloween Costumes to make zombie Einstein proud. If Jen-Luc Piquant weren’t rocking the vampire... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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6:47 AM | Ambition [Vídeo]
Quedan pocos días para que la sonda Rosetta se pose sobre el cometa 67P/Churiumov-Guerasimenko. Un acontecimiento histórico que nos tiene en vilo a todos los aficionados a la exploración espacial. Sí, ya sé que se ha dicho casi todo sobre Rosetta y Philae, hay cientos de fotos y post por ahí, y tal y cual... Vale, pero tenéis que ver este vídeo. Los fanboys de Juego de tronos o de The wire (mi caso) reconocerán a uno de […]

October 24, 2014

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9:00 PM | Century-Old Notebook from Antarctic Expedition Found
The photography notebook of a British explorer on Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica has been found.
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8:01 PM | Flowers, Fungi & Felines: An Unusual Epidemic in Brazil
Rose-thorn disease sounds like a malady of lovesick teenagers, an illness of romance reserved for budding Romeos and Juliets swooning from their first forays into passion and lovesickness, an affliction arising from the shocking stick and sting of heartbreak. The sweet name of this malady, however, in no way belies the actual crustiness of its […]The post Flowers, Fungi & Felines: An Unusual Epidemic in Brazil appeared first on Body Horrors.
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