Category Archives: General science

The Giant’s Shoulders #72: The Seven Wonders

The 2nd century BCE marked an unusual milestone in the history of civilization.  As the Greeks had conquered most of the civilized world, its citizens were more or less free to travel widely through Europe and the Middle East, to see … Continue reading

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Help me help you!

Things have been rather busy and stressful at work over the past few weeks, in spite of the summer break starting, and I’ve consequently been neglecting the blog.  I will be catching up again in the near future, but in … Continue reading

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The Giant’s Shoulders #60, part 1, is out!

The first part of the sixtieth edition of the history of science blog carnival The Giant’s Shoulders is up at The Renaissance Mathematicus!  It is a look back at all 59 earlier carnivals (those that still exist!). Check it out! … Continue reading

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The Giant’s Shoulders #59 is out!

I hereby declare that the 59th edition of The Giant’s Shoulders, the history of science blog carnival, is up at Something by Virtue of Nothing!  This edition, centered around the theme of the Antikythera Mechanism, includes posts about: Did Isaac Newton … Continue reading

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The Giant’s Shoulders #58 is out!

I was a little slow in posting about it, but the 58th edition of the history of science blog carnival, The Giant’s Shoulders, is up at Asylum Science!  In this edition, you can read about: cosmonauts who had to survive … Continue reading

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April 10, 1815: Mount Tambora blows up

Today is the 198th anniversary of the largest volcanic event in recorded history, the deadly and devastating eruption of Mount Tambora on the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia.  The eruption was four times as powerful as that of its later … Continue reading

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From blazing skies to bogus shamrock: The Giant’s Shoulders #57 is out!

The 57th edition of the history of science blog carnival The Giant’s Shoulders is up at Stories from the Stores, the Science Museum’s blog!  In this edition, you can read about: A collection of posts on meteorite history, inspired by … Continue reading

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