Monthly Archives: October 2010

Four Stone Hearth #104

Welcome to the 104th edition of Four Stone Hearth — the best darned Archaeology / Anthropology blog carnival in existence! Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 10/20 – 10/26

The past week’s selection of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #146 — Delicate Arch

Should you ever drive out to Arches National Park in Utah, and should you be willing to hike an hour each way without shade, you can see this view for yourself…

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Casual Friday — recursive Legos

In light of the recent loss of Benoit Mandelbrot, I thought I should bring you something appropriately recursive this Friday…

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Carnivalia — 10/13 – 10/19

The past week’s crop of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals…

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The scientific tourist #145 — the Vought F4U-1D Corsair

This week’s image comes to you from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia — it’s a Vought F4U-1D Corsair…

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Casual Friday — Enterprise flies (or at least, drops gracefully)!

On the 10th of this month, the VSS Enterprise successfully passed its first drop test, gliding home to a smooth landing at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California…

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Carnivalia — 10/06 – 10/12

A bit skinnier than last week’s whopper of a list, but still plenty of good science-related blog carnival reading this week…

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The scientific tourist #144 — Newspaper Rock National Historical Site

On the drive from Moab, Utah to the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park..

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Casual Friday — a birds’ eye view of birds of prey

The amazing abilities of a Peregrine Falcon and a Goshawk — as seen by a camera mounted to their backs…

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