Category Archives: General science

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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The Science Online 2013 official music video is out!

… and, like last year, I make a couple of silly appearances! A little background about the video from its creator, the awesome Dr. Bondar, can be read here.  In short, Science Online is a yearly conference for those science … Continue reading

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The Giant’s Shoulders #56 is out!

The 56th edition of the history of science blog carnival, The Giant’s Shoulders, is up at The Dispersal of Darwin!  In this edition, you can read about: How a (sort of) believer in ancient astronauts almost became U.S. President, The … Continue reading

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A(nother) visit to the Duke Lemur Center!

One of the best-kept secrets that shouldn’t be a secret at all in North Carolina is the wonderful Duke Lemur Center, situated in Durham, NC.  A research facility for the adorable but sadly endangered prosimians, it has the largest collection … Continue reading

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Artologica at ScienceOnline (and online)!

Update: Michele will be showing off her work tonight, Friday the first of February, in the Marriott hotel lobby between 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm! This week I’m attending ScienceOnline 2013, the yearly online science communication conference in Raleigh, NC. … Continue reading

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The Giant’s Shoulders #55: Curiosities, Utility and Authority, is out!

The 55th edition of the history of science blog carnival The Giant’s Shoulders is up at The Sloane Letters Blog!  In this carnival, you can read about: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the sea monster, 19th century advice on making … Continue reading

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