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Women Physicians: 1850s – 1970s

Women Physicians: 1850s – 1970s. This interesting collection contains thousands of visual registries divided in five areas: the early years of the college; student life, academic life and student culture; racial and ethnic diversity among women physicians; missionary and public … Continue reading

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The Scariest Ideas in Science

Popular Science article: The Scariest Ideas in Science by Laura Allen. Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie – it’s today’s scientists at their most daring Maybe we saw The Andromeda Strain a few … Continue reading

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Top 10 Microphotographs of Living Things

From Scientific American, amazing pictures at Top 10 Microphotographs of Living Things: Prize-winning microviews of everything from mouse retinas to slime mold. The catchy “Mouse retina” photo above won the first prize. If you ever played with a starter microscope … Continue reading

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Science’s 10 most beautiful experiments

That’s neat. A group of physicits, coordenated by Robert P. Crease, a member of the philosophy department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the historian at Brookhaven National Laboratory, was invited to chose the the … Continue reading

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Mathieu Joseph Bonaventure Orfila

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Look Around You

Do you remember those science videos you watched at school? What do they look like in your mind? Did they look naïf? Do they now seem badly produced, dated? You may even think that they would look funny nowadays. If … Continue reading

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SparkMuseum

SparkMuseum displays the collection of vintage radio and scientific apparatus of John Jenkins. Early wireless, radio, scientific and other electrical items up to about 1920 (including books and other publications). His collection of 1910’s and 1920’s horn Loudspeakers is beautiful. … Continue reading

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The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online

What do you know about Charles Darwin and darwinist? Not much? Well, that’s your lucky day. The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online provides Darwin’s complete publications, many handwritten manuscripts and the largest Darwin bibliography and manuscript catalogue ever published. … Continue reading

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Bilingualism delays onset of dementia

Good news for me: Bilingualism delays onset of dementia. People who are fully bilingual and speak both languages every day for most of their lives can delay the onset of dementia by up to four years compared with those who … Continue reading

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Life: A Journey Through Time

Life: A Journey Through Time is presented as a photographic exhibition by Naturalis, the National Museum of Natural History of the Netherlands. The Life Project is a lyrical interpretation of life on Earth from its earliest beginnings to its present … Continue reading

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