Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Herbert Stencil’s dream of avoiding sleep just became a step closer to reality. According to researchers at UC San Francisco, they have identified the gene mutation responsible for regulating how much sleep a person needs.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 08/18 at 10:15 PM
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Looking through some of the books on my shelves, I came across this piece of local ephemeral (local to Philadelphia) related to the history of science: an advertisement for A. Finley’s Map of the United States (Philadelphia: A. Finley, ca. 1830).
Posted by Darin Hayton on 08/15 at 12:32 PM
Friday, August 14, 2009
Star parties are events run by the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers group that let you learn a little about the heavens and about a scientific sub-culture right here in Philadelphia.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 08/14 at 11:37 AM
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Out-going HSS president Jane Maienschein used the July History of Science Newsletter to state her goal of refocusing the profession on its core: “science.” I offer some thoughts on why I am worried about such a refocusing.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 08/13 at 10:23 AM
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
A post on the connections between chemistry and summer.
Posted by Anke on 08/12 at 11:53 AM
Thursday, August 06, 2009
This is a summary of Alexander Jones’s closing plenary lecture on the Antikythera Mechanism. Conference exhaustion and the need for coffee prevented me from staying around for the last two plenaries.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 08/06 at 04:19 AM
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
On lab coats and mad scientists.
Posted by Anke on 08/05 at 01:11 PM
Saturday, August 01, 2009
How the ICHST is shaping up: we’re past the halfway point now. In addition to pointing out some interesting paper, I reflect on the nature of presentations (especially the use of PowerPoint) and the ideal (myth) of relevant questions.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 08/01 at 09:56 PM
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
News about chemical Pirate control in Germany, and thoughts about world news in chemistry.
Posted by Anke on 07/29 at 10:56 AM
Some initial thoughts on the International Congress of History of Science and Technology, a massive conference taking place at the moment in Budapest.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 07/29 at 02:14 AM
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