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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Did Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Record Supernova?

A scientist looks to the historical record for evidence of a supernova that can account for a spike in carbon-14 levels.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 06/27 at 11:26 PM

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Plague in Oregon

The latest case of plague in Oregon is, well, rather typical: man plays with rodent, gets bit by infected flea, contracts the plague. An aggressive round of antibiotics should make him healthy again. The moral of the story: don’t play with rodents.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 06/26 at 01:20 PM

Monday, June 25, 2012

Lynn White—Historian of Medieval Technology & Futurist

Lynn White is best known for his work on medieval technology—stirrups and windmills—unless it’s 1968 and you’re the editors of McCall’s. In that case, Lynn White is a futurist.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 06/25 at 05:51 PM

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Another Flat Earth Report

This time SPACE.com repeats the Flat Earth myth.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 06/12 at 11:26 PM

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Toward a history of “eppur si muove”

This post explores some of the history of the apocryphal Galileo quotation “eppur si muove” and reflects on some of the work that quotation does.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 06/03 at 12:26 AM
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