Author Archives: Sam Wise

The scientific tourist #112 — Broken Arrows

Two interesting bits of history on display at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History — the casings of two bombs involved in the 1966 Palomares incident… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #111 — Ammonite

Another excellent fossil on display at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle, Washington — this one, an Ammonite… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 3/26 – 4/01

The past week’s crop of science-related blog carnivals for your reading pleasure… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #310 — the Stuka

On display in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois — it’s one of only two surviving Stuka dive bombers… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 3/19 – 3/25

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

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The scientific tourist #309 — removed as part of NAGPRA

In the midst of a display of Mimbres pottery, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology has this… somewhat passive agressive comment on NAGPRA… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 3/12 – 3/18

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

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The scientific tourist #308 — salt layers

A look at layers in the walls at the Kansas Underground Salt Museum in Hutchinson, Kansas…. Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 2/26 – 3/11

I missed last week, so this week you get a double-dose of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #307 — Snark cruise missile

Here, you see a Snark cruise missile — another interesting chapter in Cold War aviation history… Continue reading

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