Category Archives: History

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 #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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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 — 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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The scientific tourist #306 — everyday (Roman) currency

Courtesy of the “A Day in Pompeii” traveling exhibition, here’s a nice array of imperial Roman currency… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #305 — Legal Eagle II

Here’s Legal Eagle II, a B-29 “Superfortress” bomber on display at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum in Box Elder, South Dakota… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 2/12 – 2/18

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

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The scientific tourist #304 — hard at work in Balcony House

Should you ever find yourself in Denver, Colorado, the History Colorado Center gives you a great view of local history. One of the treasures on display is a miniature diorama of life in the Balcony House cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde. Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #303 — the M454 Artillery-Fired Atomic Projectile

Here’s another interesting little bit of Cold War history — the M454 AFAP, an atomic artillery shell… Continue reading

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