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Entropy. It's at the root of one of the most famous physics thought experiments of the 20th century (second only to the infamous Schroedinger's cat), devised by a Scottish physicist named James Clerk Maxwell, called Maxwell's Demon.
Greetings are very important in Ugandan culture. Where we work, it is customary to greet those you encounter with a standard exchange in Runyoro, the local language here.
How many times have you arrived someplace but had no memory of the trip there? Have you ever been sitting in an auditorium daydreaming, not registering what the people on stage are saying or playing?
Even though many breeds look very different from each other, dogs can still recognise other dogs' faces, and categorise them separately from non-dog species.
John Tull didn’t know he was the heir to a century-old legacy. In 2002, he and his wife boarded a plane from their Santa Fe, New Mexico home and flew to New York City.
Sci is back from the AAAS meeting! It was lovely to meet so many new people! And Christie and Dominique and I were delighted with the response to our session on science and social media.While Christie covered WHY scientists should get on social media, and Dominique talked about some of the hazards and research on internet science communication, I focused on HOW.
These iconic structures are as much a part of New York City's skyline as any famed landmark. But they play a larger role in New York City's history.
Walk into a crowded bar, with music blaring, and your first impression is likely to be a shudder at the sudden wall of sound -- which you will interpret at first as a single loud noise.
Here's a diatom (alga in a glass case), probably Cymbella sp. (apparently also called "rock snot"...), sitting atop a stalk of mucilage. These diatoms can sometimes be seen on rocks in creeks and streams as fuzzy brown stuff growing, comprised of large colonies.
The flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14 and especially the past and present Russian meteors are impressive reminders that the terrestrial biosphere can be affected also by extraterrestrial forces.
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