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September 10, 2014

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7:20 PM | Lost Ship from Ill-Fated Arctic Quest Discovered
Canadian authorities have released sonar images that show the skeleton of one of the two ships lost during the Franklin Expedition.
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7:10 PM | Vintage Dinosaur Art: The Doctor Who Dinosaur Book - Part 2
So it turns out that Doctor Who is quite popular - who'da thought? As such, there was much demand for a second instalment of The Doctor Who Dinosaur Book (1976), featuring everyone's favourite Doctor* - the Fourth Doctor, played by Tom Baker - wandering around and posing like a prat among dinosaur art faithfully traced from the pages of earlier books. I do hope you enjoy.I didn't mention any thyreophorans last time - but they do feature in the book, so please allow me to rectify the situation […]
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4:33 PM | Stonehenge 'Smiley Face,' Other Features Detected Underground
The unusual feature emerged as archaeologists scanned a 7.4-square-mile area around Stonehenge.Continue reading →
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3:41 PM | The Royal Society Print Shop: hang a piece of science history on your wall!
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3:40 PM | I expected better of Tim Radford
Tim Radford is a science writer who works for The Guardian newspaper. In fact many people consider him the best British science writer of the current crop, not without a certain amount of justification. Because of this I was, as … Continue reading →
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1:00 PM | I’m more excited by Formula E than Formula 1 at the moment
The first Formula E race is due at the weekend. On paper the FIA’s electric series isn’t a match for Formula 1, and the F1 racing has been good at the front. However when Virgin announced their driver line-up for Formula E, it underlined F1’s big problem. The one on the left is Jaime Alguersuari.…

September 09, 2014

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11:57 AM | Y ‘Tour of Britain’ sy’n dod i Dref-y-clawdd / The Tour of Britain visits the Big K
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11:30 AM | 3,000-Year-Old Golden Bowl Hides Grisly Tale
The bowl was uncovered just beyond the fingertips of a dead soldier and two of his comrades, who were crushed under bricks and burned building material.
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9:55 AM | New Bond Breaker Game Puts You in the Proton’s Seat
Admit it: haven’t you always longed to experience what it’s like to be a proton at the subatomic scale? No? Just Jen-Luc Piquant then. And now she can, thanks to a new game called Bond... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:00 AM | Gallery: The amazing ink-proof yeast capsule
Observed doctors and medical students as they learn about the workings of the clinical microbiology lab, I’m impressed by their love of the India ink test for cryptococcus. The way this test works is: Cryptococcus is a type of infectious yeast that looks a lot like Candida if you just do a gram stain. But […]

September 08, 2014

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9:00 PM | Holography entangles quantum physics with gravity
Spacetime geometry, and therefore gravity, emerges from quantum entanglement, analyses using tensor networks show.
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8:46 PM | Holography entangles quantum physics with gravity
ContextQuantum Physics by Tom Siegfried 5:00pm, September 8, 2014 The gravity of a black hole swallows the matter around it. The link between tensor networks and quantum entanglement may prove useful in studying the physics of black holes, some physicists propose.M. Weiss, Chandra X -ray Center/NASASecond of two parts (read part 1)If you want to understand gravity, it makes sense to study […]
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3:39 PM | Dr. SkySkull’s Monday Cavalcade of Interesting Science Stuff – September 8, 2014
In order to make my blogging a little more regular, I thought I would start doing a weekly roundup of interesting science-based posts from around the internet! Also, there’s so much good stuff out there that should be shared.  With … Continue reading →
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3:32 PM | Explainer: The Debate About Raising the Minimum Wage
With talk heating up once again about raising the minimum wage, Trace takes a look at both sides of the issue.
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1:40 PM | The Digital Humanities network on Twitter: Following or being followed?
Who’s following who in the digital humanities network ? Fully “digital”, the representatives of this discipline use Twitter to share and communicate. This post provides an outline of “friends/following” relations in a group of 800 digital humanists on Twitter, from a quantitative point of view. This approach offers a different perspective on this very specific scientific field. The complete network The graph below shows the dense “following” […]
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11:30 AM | A Chamber of the Stillness of Death: Phyllis M.T. Kerridge’s Experiments in the Silence Room
I’m beginning a new project on the historical contributions of women to otology, many of whom have been overlooked in scholarship. My current article investigates the physiological work of Dr. Phyllis Margaret Tookey Kerridge, who died on June 22, 1940, … Continue reading →
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9:56 AM | Manh(a)ttan Recap: Let’s Get Critical [SPOILERS]
Things are heating up all over in this week’s episode of Manh(a)ttan (“The New World”). Not only is the X10 nuclear reactor in Tennessee firing up, romantic sparks are flying on... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

September 07, 2014

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5:39 PM | Female Sculptures Guard Mysterious Tomb in Greece
Two female sculptures are uncovered in a Greek tomb that dates to the time of Alexander the Great. Continue reading →
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5:30 PM | Female Sculptures Revealed in Greek Tomb: Photos
See finely carved female figures found in a mysterious tomb in Macedonia.
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12:59 PM | Happy Birthday Plate-Tectonics !
September 7, marks the anniversary of the publication of an important paper, “Magnetic Anomalies Over Oceanic Ridges” (1964) describes the discovery of parallel stripes of magnetized igneous rocks along the ocean floor. These stripes are formed when lava pours out along the Mid-Ocean-Ridges, cools and solidifies and pushes aside older oceanic and continental crust. This [...]
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12:59 PM | Happy Birthday Plate-Tectonics !
September 7, marks the anniversary of the publication of an important paper, “Magnetic Anomalies Over Oceanic Ridges” (1964) describes the discovery of parallel stripes of magnetized... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

September 06, 2014

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11:00 AM | We made the finals!
Genotopia’s article “On city life, the history of science, and the genetics of race” has made the top 10 in the 3QuarksDaily science blog contest! Finalists will be judged by the distinguished primatologist and popular author Frans de Waal. Bite your fingernails for me–and stay tuned for further details.
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9:51 AM | Physics Week in Review: September 6, 2014
The folks at TED-Ed asked for my recommendations regarding Math 101: A reading list for lifelong learners. I also have a post up this week at the NOVA physics blog: Quantum Physicists Catch a Pilot... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

September 05, 2014

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7:50 PM | Mosaics Revealed at Alexander the Great-Era Tomb
No graves (including Alexander’s) have been discovered yet at the Kasta Hill site at Amphipolis in Macedonia, but new finds are increasing interest around the excavation. Continue reading →
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7:10 PM | Monet Discovered in Suitcase of 'Nazi Art' Hoarder
Reclusive son of a Nazi-era art dealer who amassed a giant secret collection snuck a Monet with him into the German hospital where he died in May.
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6:00 PM | 'Last Supper' Papyrus May Be One of Oldest Christian Charms
A 1,500-year-old fragment of Greek papyrus with writing that refers to the biblical Last Supper may be one of the oldest Christian amulets.
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4:31 PM | The real Delving of the Dwarves
“You fear to go into those mines. The dwarves delved too greedily and too deep“ In European folklore dwarves are often associated with mines and underground treasures, a myth also popularized by author J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) with his underground city of  Khazad-dûm – the Delving of the Dwarves, a mining complex made by [...]
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4:31 PM | The real Delving of the Dwarves
“You fear to go into those mines. The dwarves delved too greedily and too deep“ In European folklore dwarves are often associated with mines and underground treasures, a myth also... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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3:37 PM | Explainer: What Billionaires Want for Their Political Cash
Piles of cash go to parties and pet causes on both sides of the political spectrum. Where do the big-donor philosophies differ, and is there any common ground?
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2:26 PM | The naming of America
Some weeks ago I stumbled into an exchange amongst historians on Twitter about the origin of the Name of America and was totally stunned to learn that a very successful English popular historian and television personality is convinced that the … Continue reading →
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