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A Modest Mussel Is Making Waves

A Modest Mussel Is Making Waves

Image: A mussel shell engraved by Homo erectus between 540,000 and 430,000 years ago Credit: Wim Lustenhouwer, VU University Amsterdam Source: Kate Wong’s World’s Oldest Engraving Upends Theory of Homo sapiens Uniqueness on Observations These scratches may not look like much but they predate the existence of our species, Homo sapiens, and upend any claim [...]

December 10, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Air Defenses against Zeppelins, 1915

Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: February 13, 1915 German Zeppelins (airships with rigid frames) bombed Liège, Belgium, on August 6, 1914, only a few days after the Great War broke out.

February 13, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

Will oil companies become carbon capture ones?

I pose this question in the larger context of “how we will get from here to there” (that is, from a carbon-intensive economy to a more efficient, low-carbon intensity economy).

October 15, 2013 — David Wogan
Crab Moves in Under Chrysler Building; Refuses to Budge

Crab Moves in Under Chrysler Building; Refuses to Budge

Japanese artist Aki Inomata created a series of 3D-printed hermit crab homes after learning that the land under the French Embassy in Tokyo changed from being French to being Japanese in 2009 and would subsequently change back in 2059.

September 21, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios