Tag Archives: Research

Illustrations from the Russian Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary (1890-1907) |

From Runiverse, a sort of Russian Google Books: Dear users!  Again we present you the “Encyclopedic Dictionary of Brockhaus and Efron”. We carried out work to restore the integrity of the publication. The volumes XXVIIa and XXVIII, dedicated to Russia, and also … Continue reading

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New Ancient Otter Species Was the Size of a Wolf

Dr. Denise Su, curator and head of paleobotany and paleoecology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History was co-author on new research that described a species of otter new to science and that is among the largest otter species known. … Continue reading

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Pineapple Express Soaks California 

An atmospheric river has been flooding California and other parts of the western United States with rain and snow for nearly a week. Precipitation could be measured in feet rather than inches in some locations, and rivers and valleys filled … Continue reading

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Anti-Surveillance Fabric Aims to Confuse Facial Recognition

Berlin-based artist and technologist Adam Harvey aims to overwhelm and confuse these systems by presenting them with thousands of false hits so they can’t tell which faces are real. The Hyperface Camouflage project involves printing patterns on to clothing or … Continue reading

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Sea Shepherd finds Japanese whaler ‘hiding behind iceberg’

Japan persists in hunting whales despite the International Whaling Commission having found their claims of “scientific research” to be blatant lies. But now they are facing Sea Shepherd’s new faster interceptors that can keep pace with the murderous harpooners. After … Continue reading

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Amazonian ‘Stonehenge’- the Rego Grande Sun Stones

It pleases me greatly that I have lived long enough to see that modern scientists have come to understand that before it was tropical rainforest the Amazon was a cultivated landscape. A huge complex of cities and farms connected by advanced … Continue reading

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Aloe Vera Gel Bought At Walmart, Target, CVS Might Not Actually Contain Aloe Vera – Consumerist

Reblogged from Consumerist, By Mary Beth Quirk There’s nothing quite like slathering aloe vera all over a burning, uncomfortable sunburn. But does that aloe vera gel on the drugstore shelf actually contain any aloe vera? Perhaps not, according to an in-depth report from … Continue reading

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A Berried Lobster

Among the many Image of the Day sites I visit is the Earth Science Picture of the Day by the Universities Space Research Association. Not limited to any specific area of science it includes images from the fields of geology, … Continue reading

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Classic quantum experiment could conceal theory of everything 

I love articles like this. I read it 4 times, followed all the links, and still have no idea exactly what they’re talking about or what it would look like. A tweak to the iconic double-slit experiment could reveal if quantum mechanics … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Web of the Tarantula Nebula

Explanation: It is the largest and most complex star forming region in the entire galactic neighborhood. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy orbiting our Milky Way galaxy, the region’s spidery appearance is responsible for its popular name, the Tarantula nebula. … Continue reading

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