My dad worked for NASA, recruited John Glenn and knew Neil Armstrong
My father was one of those who worked feverishly behind the scenes 50 years ago to get astronauts safely to the moon and back
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It is now expected by the science blogosphere that I post the full updated listing of all the submissions every Monday morning. This serves as a reminder for bloggers to submit their (and other people’s) posts, and to some extent prevents duplicate entries...
This post about the origin, evolution and adaptive function of biological clocks originated as a paper for a class, in 1999 I believe. I reprinted it here in December 2004, as a third part of a four-part post (the fourth part contains all the references)...
When I was seven years old, my mom took me to see Curly Sue . Though I don’t remember much of the movie, two scenes made quite the impression: the first, when James Belushi asks Alisan Porter to hit him on the head with a baseball bat, and the second, when Bill, Sue, and Grey sit in the 3-D movie theater.At first glance, that second one doesn’t seem to pack quite the same punch--insert pun grimace here--as a little girl swinging a huge bat at a man’s forehead...
CHAPTER 1Long before her mother had told her the truth, she’d sensed from the sneers of her neighbors that she was different. Her larval segments were squished, not quite right, and her head too small...
Investors rocked world markets this week by selling Spanish bonds because of doubts about the country’s ability to put in place an austerity program.
Have a great weekend!- Danica Radovanovic - Phatic Posts: Even the Small Talk Can Be Big - Amr Abouelleil - The Future of Epidemiology: Next-Gen Sequencing - Wayne Maddison - Spiders in Borneo: Trees that grow from sky to ground - Khalil A...
Social media and micro-blogging have been fascinating to me ever since I first encountered them. In the last 3-4 years there has been an enormous growth in social network sites and in the numbers of people using them, especially on the two most popular services, Facebook and Twitter...
In the 1950s, psychologist Harry Harlow began to study mother-infant relations in monkeys. After depriving young monkeys from their biological mothers, they were placed in a room where they could either hang out with a "wire monkey" - essentially, a metal figure in the rough shape of a monkey - or a "cloth monkey," which was the same figure, adorned in a fuzzy terry cloth coat...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Meliodosis, drones, chickens, Ulysses, dark matter, nodding disease, #TEDMED and more.
A day late, but still here - new Video of the Week for your enjoyment.- Claire Cusick - Scientist in the Kitchen: Jen Yu, Photographer, Blogger, Scientist, Cook - Ellen Crocker - Serendipity and science: 30 minutes with Dr...
Highlighted in my ResearchBlogging.org column this week: At Geneaology of Religion , Cris Campbell has a nice summary of dissociative speech patterns—in layman’s terms, that’s to say he breaks down different ways of “speaking in tongues.” The Neuroskeptic discusses a small, self-selected study on “bi-gendered” individuals which highlights the ways social pressures can color our identities...
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