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Tag Archives: science
Book of December 29, 2009
Straightforward language, cartoons by Hugh Lieber, and (high-school level) equations: by far the best explanation of relativity every written.
Book of December 16, 2009
An autobiographical approach to the science of climate change, how it developed and why you should trust it (in a scientific way).
Book of November 20, 2009
How the Wasserman test for syphilis moved from a vague discovery to an established scientific fact.
Book of November 13, 2009
One of the best books out there on "why the universe is full of stuff, and where it comes from".
Puzzle of October 24, 2009
Cotton fibers stained with berberine sulphate and color depth shaded, magnified 200-fold.
Book of October 22, 2009
So lucid and engrossing that you’ll almost think you understand how Andrew Wiles solved Fermat’s Last Theorem. You’ll be wrong, but at least you’ll be able to point in the direction where the solution lies.
Puzzle of October 18, 2009
One winner of the Wellcome Image Awards, 2009, for most stunning medical images. Aspirin crystals, under polarizing light in a light microscope.
Book of October 16, 2009
Honest, even-handed field guide to the personalities and conflicts in paleoanthropology.
Book of October 6, 2009
A brisk tour of evolution from fish to mammal, especially our limbs and heads, with sidelights on how to cut up human bodies and how to find fossils: Chuck and I would look at the same patch of ground. I saw nothing but rock–barren desert floor. Chuck saw fossil teeth, jaws, and even chunks of skull. … Chuck [...]