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Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Weekly Smörgåsbord #2

The weekly roundup of links offering a selection of the articles and blog posts that have recently attracted my attention. Too much work has prevented me from reading as much as I would have liked and, consequently, has limited the number of links.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/28 at 12:22 AM

Saturday, February 27, 2010

HoS Micropost: The Royal Mail celebrates the Royal Society

The Royal Mail has issued ten new stamps to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society. Each stamp features a different scientist.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/27 at 10:56 PM

Thursday, February 25, 2010

HoS Micropost: The Royal Society’s Science Podcast

A quick pointer to The Royal Society’s series of podcasts on contemporary science and the history of science.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/25 at 03:04 PM

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Jo Ann Caplin’s Video on La Bella Milanese

At latest Brown Bag Lunch at the Chemical Heritage Foundation Jo Ann Caplin rehearsed (and advertised) one part of her idea for a new PBS television show. Much of her talk was, simply, screening part of a video of Martin Kemp’s study of La Bella Milanese (Kemp wants to rename the work “La Bella Principessa”).

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/23 at 06:14 PM

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Weekly Smörgåsbord #1

The new weekly post offering a selection of the articles and blog posts that have recently attracted my attention. In general, these links will point to material that has appeared in the past week.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/21 at 09:52 AM
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

HoS Micropost: King Tutankhamun (link roundup)

King Tutankhamun was all over the press today. Here is a quick roundup of links to articles, including the study that prompted it all in the JAMA. The difference in the reporting styles and certainty with which the conclusions are stated is, at a meta-level, interesting.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/16 at 10:46 PM

HoS Micropost: Liberal Democracies foster Science

A quick pointer to the recent review of Timothy Ferris’s The Science of Liberty. To be honest, this post is based entirely on the review in the Wall Street Journal.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/16 at 01:12 PM

Sunday, February 14, 2010

More on Important Books in the History of Science

Yet another list of important scientific books.  This list was compiled over at the blog The Curious Wavefunction to address the lack of scientific books on the BBC’s list of 100 important books.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/14 at 05:18 PM

Saturday, February 13, 2010

History of Science in 132 Characters

History of science, Twitter style.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/13 at 10:46 PM

Friday, February 12, 2010

Erik Rau on Terry Christensen on Cold-War Liberals

Terry Christensen spoke on Cold-War science and the divergent reputations of Edward Teller and John Wheeler. Erik Rau offered commentary.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/12 at 05:50 PM

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