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November
2009

The best of Royal Society publishing – 350 years' worth!

So, this is seriously, seriously cool. 350 years’ worth of the Royal Society of London’s best published papers.(click on the picture to visit the site)To expand, (teehee), it’s actually an interactive, explorable timeline. And it’s been launched to c…

Wherefore the hammerhead?

Fantastic stuff, this. Well, for those of us who, when little and naturally curious about everything*, wondered why, exactly, it was that hammerheads had hammerheads. As it were.Scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, Hawaii, USA (Pacific ocean) …

The LHC's first collisions

Woohoo! I couldn’t, personally, be more thrilled.No doubt, people who actually understand properly the physics and true awesomeness behind the LHC couldn’t be more thrilled either. Even more so than I.Because, * fanfare *, the first collisions in the …

Climate centre hacked

This subject has already been covered on the web, but I haven’t seen it discussed yet on Sciblogs, so thought I would bring it to the fore.Being quite aware that I don’t do the climate change thing (as it were), for no reason other than that there are …

The teapot effect, end of

So apparently, there’s something called the teapot effect. Or, rather, there was.No, it’s not what you might first imagine it is. At least, it’s not what I first imaged it was. Instead, it’s apparently the name used for the phenomenon whereby the sp…