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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Scientific Method

Nice slide, reposting from Boing Boing, a nice slide graphically explaining the scientific method, created by David Ng, a geneticist, science educator, part time writer, and faculty at the University of British Columbia.

Falling, Flying

The Boulder Dash roller-coaster swoops through lush summer greenery at Lake Compounce, a small amusement park in Bristol, Connecticut. (Photo from New York Times.)

Who Needs a Fancy Knife?

Left, marks on bone provide evidence of Earth’s first “butchers” — who lived some 3.4 million years ago. In a paper published in the August 12 issue of Nature, a multinational team of researchers argue that microscopic examination of large ungulate bones found in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia reveals markings likely made by stone […]