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Dissecting the Living: Vivisection in Early Modern England

In 1664, Robert Hooke—a pioneering member of the Royal Society and lead scientific thinker of his day—decided to investigate the mechanisms involved in breathing. In his laboratory, he strapped a stray dog to his table. Then, taking his scalpel, he proceeded to slice the terrified animal’s chest off so he could peer inside the thoracic...
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Royal Society puts 60 seminal scientific papers online

Odd : Boing Boing (5 years ago)

The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge (aka The Royal Society) is celebrating is 350th birthday next year. Spun out in part of the fantastically cool Invisible College, the Royal Society's members have ... Read Post

10 Scene-Stealing Modern Coffee Tables — Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide

House & Home / Interior Design : Apartment Therapy (7 hours ago)

The centerpiece of most living rooms is the sofa... but if you decide to splurge on one of these unique, modern coffee tables, your sofa might just find itself playing a supporting role. READ MORE » Read Post

When Turtles Learned to Breathe Their Way

Biology / Paleontology : The Dragon's Tales (10 hours ago)

Through the careful study of modern and early fossil tortoise, researchers now have a better understanding of how tortoises breathe and the evolutionary processes that helped shape their unique breathing apparatus and tortoise shell... Read Post


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