Monthly Archives: November 2011

Carnivalia — 11/23 – 11/29

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

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The scientific tourist #202 — Selenite

More crystal goodness from the Houston Museum of Natural Science — this time, you get a nice sample of selenite: Curiously enough, there’s no selenium in selenite — it’s a crystalline form of gypsum, and gets its name from its … Continue reading

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Casual Friday — getting ready for Curiosity

If all goes well, the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity will launch from Florida tomorrow morning (10:25 a.m. Eastern Time, 1525 GMT). JPL put together this video of highlights in the rover’s planned mission…

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Carnivalia 11/16 – 11/22

The past week’s crop of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals for your Thanksgiving weekend (in the U.S.) reading…

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The scientific tourist #201 — a pilot’s eye view…

…of a DC-3. Seen at the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

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Casual Friday — how much does the internet weigh?

It all comes down to electrons (direct link): For an earlier estimate of this weight, you might want to compare this. H/T: Andrew Sullivan Possibly related posts (auto-generated list): Casual Friday — an early peek at the internet Casual Friday … Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 11/09 – 11/15

The past week’s crop of science-related blog carnivals for you…

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The scientific tourist #200 — in Dire straits

The famous display of Dire Wolf skulls at the La Brea Tar Pits’ Page Museum in Los Angeles…

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Casual Friday — Fobos-Grunt, how it was *supposed* to happen

Well, if you are at all tuned into space news, you’ve heard that the Russian space agency’s latest attempt to send a spacecraft to Mars is pretty much dead. Here’s a video (11+ minutes long) of how things were supposed to play out…

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Carnivalia — 11/02 – 11/08

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

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