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And +Annie Finkbeiner on Josephine Tey. Check 'em all out. The science of mysteries.
http://www.lastwordonnothing.com/2011/12/21/3114/
The Science of Mysteries: Watch Where You Fall In. By Ann Finkbeiner | December 21, 2011 | 1 Comment. One day on Twitter, certain science bloggers (see below) who began life on the dark side, in the h...
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Fascinating trilogy today of science writers on classic mysteries. First, +Deborah Blum (author of The Poisoner's Handbook, a thoughtful Christmas gift) on Dorothy Sayers ....
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Thanks, Laura! We had such a good time doing it that we're thinking we'll do it again.
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Happy anniversary (tonight) of the first of three earthquakes of magnitude 7.5 or greater that shook the bejesus out of the Midwest.
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From this month's issue of Smithsonian, meet the quirky, obsessive, kind of adorable gardeners who are on a mission to grow a 2,000-pound pumpkin.
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The many fuzzy and feathery dinosaurs that have been discovered reveal one of the most magnificent evolutionary transformations in the history of life
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Congratulations to Craig Welch for winning the SEJ book award! Do read the book "Shell Games" if you haven't already. In the meantime, here's a taste of his dramatic and absurd geoduck saga. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Happy-As-Clams.html
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Second, +Jennifer Ouellette on Dorothy Sayers. (My mistake in my previous post, +Deborah Blum writes about Agatha Christie, JO writes on DS.)
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cocktail-party-physics/2011/12/21/the-science-of-mysteries-for-whom-the-bells-toll/
A Twitter exchange recently revealed that certain members of the small subset of science writers who were humanities majors, also have a shared taste for classic ...
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Looking for your next vacation destination? Try "evotourism." We suggest 12 great places to see evolution in action, some expected (Galapagos) and some sort of surprising (Foraminifera Sculpture Park in China).
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/evotourism/Evotourism.html
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Looking forward to Nobel Week. Here's Smithsonian's story about Marie Curie's strange trip to America and some of the the mythology that still surrounds her
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Madame-Curies-Passion.html
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Nice use of naked people to explain climate change. http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2011/08/if_you_believe_that_blankets_k.php
"My girl, my girl, don't you lie to me, tell me where did you sleep last night? In the pines, in the pines, where the Sun don't ever shine, I'll shiver the whole night through." -Leadbelly, among many...
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Have you seen a hawk in your yard? Chances are good it was a Cooper's (a.k.a. Chicken) Hawk.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/The-Hawks-in-Your-Backyard.html
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