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Naval Attack on the Dardanelles: Prelude to a Disaster, 1915

Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: March 20, 1915 The report published in this issue from a century ago delivers a robustly optimistic outlook on the Allied attack on Turkish territory at the entrance to the waterway between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean: "If the great Mahan were living to-day [...]..

STAFFMarch 20, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

Visualizing U.K. and U.S. Energy Flows

Where does it comes from? Where does it go? These two questions were asked last summer here on Plugged In with respect to the energy use in the United States.

March 20, 2015 — Melissa C. Lott

The Huia and Its Sexually Dimorphic Bill

It's time for one of those classic `from the archives' type articles. This one was originally published in July 2008 at Tet Zoo ver 2. Apart from tiny editorial tweaks, it hasn't been updated...

March 19, 2015 — Darren Naish

Gardening Friends and Crocodile Meals

While I was digging in the garden over the weekend, I made lots of new friends. Whether they liked it or not. Was digging around in the garden today, much to the surprise of the local earthworms, rolie polies, ants, and spiders...

March 18, 2015 — Katie McKissick

Picasso: X-Rays Reveal the Master’s Materials

Every field has its raging debates among impassioned experts, and the art world is no exception. Case in point: some art historians long suspected that master painter Pablo Picasso used common house paint rather than the oil paints traditionally used in his era, which would make him the first known artist to do so...

March 18, 2015 — Jennifer Ouellette

Announcing Insects Unlocked

A while back I wrote a feature for Ars Technica on the dysfunctional online copyright landscape. The piece was personal. My photographs average around $50 each to make, mostly in time, equipment, and travel costs...

March 18, 2015 — Alex Wild

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