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Battleship Disaster Coverup, 1914

Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: November 28, 1914 On this date 100 years ago Scientific American reported on the sinking of HMS Audacious, one of the British Royal Navy's most modern "dreadnoughts"—the largest and most powerful battleships in existance in 1914...

STAFFNovember 28, 2014 — Dan Schlenoff

Ferment Friday – My First 3 batches of Sauerkraut

There’s something wonderful doing things yourself. This is not just my observation, there’s data on this. For example: people love their Ikea furniture more than any particle-board-glued-to-plastic-wood-patterned furniture has any right to be loved...

November 28, 2014 — Kevin Bonham

Mars's First Close-up

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Mariner IV spacecraft (November 28, 1964). In total, the mission gave us 21 complete images of Mars, including this, our first close view of the planet—courtesy of data transmitted by the interplanetary probe and earth-bound scientists wielding pastels (below)...

STAFFNovember 28, 2014 — Jen Christiansen

Rare Octopuses Get Their Close-Up

There are some 300 known species of octopus. From the huge giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) to the tiny poisonous blue-ringed octopus (genus Hapalochlaena), from the shallow-water mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus) to the deep-sea Dumbo octopus (genus Grimpoteuthis)...

November 28, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage

Thanksgiving Tidbits

Now that you’ve filled yourself with good company and good food and you’re settled on your couch, how about some light reading before the tryptophan sets in?

November 27, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

Your Brain on Thanks

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It may not have the cache of winter holidays or the Cash! Yay! of a birthday, but it is the best feel-good holiday of the year.

November 27, 2014 — Stephen L. Macknik

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