Friday, March 7th...talking on the phone...looking out the window and down Haro..."wait, hold on"...drop the phone, grab the binos..."I've got blows! gotta go!"...it is always exciting, I can't help it!...I figured it was transientsShow More Summary
Researchers have discovered that a burgeoning deer population forever alters the progression of a forest's natural future by creating environmental havoc in the soil and disrupting the soil's natural seed banks.
And nearly 3 to 1 in the last 30 days, and over 2 to 1 in 2014 From NOAA/NCDC: U.S. Records Summary The summaries below list the number of records broken for several recent periods is summarized in this table … Continue reading ?
Astronomers exploring the disk of debris around the young star Beta Pictoris have discovered a compact cloud of carbon monoxide located about 8 billion miles (13 billion kilometers) from the star. This concentration of poisonous gas – usually destroyed by...
PISA test documents at a German school (source: Theo Müller). PISA and IQ tests are informing us about differences in intellectual capacity by country. Meanwhile, genetic studies are informing us about genomic differences by country....Show More Summary
In July 1773, John Adams returned to the figure of Crispus Attucks in an odd new way. Adams wrote this passage into his diary:To Tho. HutchinsonSirYou will hear from Us with Astonishment. You ought to hear from Us with Horror. You are...Show More Summary
One scientist presents a critical look at the famous idea.
The paradox: masculinity is strength, power, and dominance… but femininity is terrifying. Gender rules insist that men must avoid association with the feminine at all costs because, if they do not, they are weak. They are pussies, bitches, women, girls. Femininity is weakness and yet, oddly, it has the power to strip men of their […]
The good folks at Great Divide Pictures were kind enough to send me a complimentary copy of their forthcoming series, Civil War: The Untold Story, which tells the story of the war in the West. I’ve watched the first two episodes on Shiloh and skimmed the rest. Overall, it’s a solid production. The digital maps […]
Morphology and ontogeny of Hunanocephalus ovalis (trilobite) from the Cambrian of South ChinaAuthors:Dai et alAbstract:The juvenile morphology and ontogeny of the Cheiruroidid trilobite Hunanocephalus ovalis Lee, 1963 from the lower Cambrian Shuijingtuo Formation in Hubei Province, South China is presented. Show More Summary
Serdeczne ?yczenia wszystkim paniom, szczególnie na Ukrainie, w dniu Mi?dzynarodowego ?wi?ta Kobiet. Greetings on International Women's Day.
What was the Civilizing Mission?
Guest post by Nick Gurski.
A surprise find from World War I and an intriguing one about Stonehenge make the list: Photo Leads to Lost Piece of WWI History : Archaeologists have uncovered a piece of WWI history some 80 miles south of London, all thanks to a 1951 photograph. A British conservation officer poring over...
“When Kurzweil first started talking about the “singularity”, a conceit he borrowed from the science-fiction writer Vernor Vinge, he was dismissed as a fantasist. He has been saying for years that he believes that the Turing test – the moment at which a computer will exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of […]
As I noted last time, I had a reason for going through the SV-POW! search logs. Inspired by a feature at Math with Bad Drawings, I’m going to interpret unusual or interesting search terms as questions, and answer them here. brachiosaurus vs brontosaurus. Brachiosaurus wins on mass, height, not being a junior synonym, general awesomeness […]
Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Drug dependence has two faces?—?as a chronic disease and a temporary failure to cope. Interesting piece from Science News. Friend of Mind Hacks Christian Jarrett bids a fond farewell to the BPS Research Digest at 11 years at the helm. Matter has an excellent […]