Science Art: <i>Section of a Comet's Path</i>, 1933 Science Art: <i>Magdalenian engraving of bison</i> Science Art: <i>Laser Communications Relay Demonstration Lifts Off!</i>, by NASA/Joel Kowsky, 7 Dec 2021 Science Art: Comet observations from <i>Libra astronomica, y philosophica</i> by Carlos de Siguenza y Gongora, 1690. SONG: Fast Blue Optical Transients SONG: Deeper Than Love (a penitential Colleen Green cover)

Science Art: Section of a Comet's Path, 1933

This illustration, from Natural History Magazine, shows the way the comet of 1843 (or Comet 1843, if you prefer…

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Science Art: Magdalenian engraving of bison

This is a drawing of a drawing, a likeness of a bison engraved on cave floor at Niaux.

The likeness is part…

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Science Art: Laser Communications Relay Demonstration Lifts Off!, by NASA/Joel Kowsky, 7 Dec 2021

This is another unusual perspective of a space vessel in flight, though slightly less rare than the top-down im…

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Science Art: Comet observations from Libra astronomica, y philosophica by Carlos de Siguenza y Gongora, 1690.

I can’t make out exactly what this is illustrating. My Spanish is barely good enough to tell, in section 309 of…

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The future is now.

31 July 2007 grant b 0

Via Wired’s Danger Room comes news from the US Army’s Future Combat Systems. They need a new name because we’re already living in the future: […]

The 62-mile-high club

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Discover raises a slippery space question… as if NASA didn’t have enough scandal to deal with lately: When missions lasted no more than a few […]

My Mechanical Mom

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From New Scientist comes news of the womb-on-a-chip: Fujii’s team has created a “lab on a chip” that is 2 millimetres across and 0.5 millimetres […]

The Amygdaloids

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From Salon comes assurance that we are not alone: All right, the occasion wasn’t a concert but a graduation ceremony for 10,000 students in the […]

Pleasure and placebo

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Nature plumbs the depths of one of the most mysterious processes in medicine. Researchers have found that the placebo effect – when “fake” medicine creates […]

The Noble Bonobo

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The New Yorker, of all publications, has a fascinating Ian Parker article on the natural history of the bonobo – the sexy primate that’s supposed […]

Ice Volcanoes of Charon!

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Nature brings new observations of Ice Volcanoes in Outer Space. Cook speculates that liquid water deep within Charon’s core is mixed with ammonia, which acts […]

SONG: A World Without Us.

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SONG: “A World Without Us” [Download] (To download: right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. I’m the guy who put this questionable site up on the […]

Schizophrenia in Paradise

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Science News reports on Trouble in Paradise – how feelings of “social defeat” could be responsible for triggering schizophrenia, which might explain why the otherwise […]

Weather in China

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On the one hand: China had more wars in cold weather Most of the armed conflicts in eastern China over the past 1,000 years were […]