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VIA Reuters: Mar. 24 - Peruvian archaeologists are learning more about a female mummy unearthed in 2004
Posted: 26 Mar 2009 05:17 PM PDT
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(The Industrial Revolution) Power in terms of politics was a matter for revolutions in the 18th century, but here Bronowski concentrates more on the revolutions as an agent of social change. In particular, the Industrial Revolution in England which improved the standard of living for many. The steam engine led to the development of the railway and helped make England the mercantile capital of the world in the following century.
"An American Film Festival Award winner, this 13 volume series attempts a massive survey of science, from flint tools to the theory of relativity. The series, a co-production of the BBC and Time-Life Films was made as a science counterpart to "Civilization". It is given superb technical support, with two crews using innovative filming techniques, shooting in 27 countries. Dr. Jacob Bronowski makes for an unorthodox narrator, his non-scripted delivery ranging from hushed awe to trembling passion. He uses the crawling infant, the performing athlete, the development of the hunt and the discovery of fire to illustrate the most distinctive feature of man: imagination. His Scientific-Humanism is often spectacular, always provocative."
Episode 1: "Lower than the Angels" (describes evolution of the head)
Episode 2: Harvest of the Seasons (agriculture and the first settlements)
Episode 3 : The Grain in the Stone (tools, early human migration)
Episode 4: The Hidden Structure (fire, metals and alchemy)
Episode 5: Music of the Spheres (the language of numbers)
Episode 6: The Starry Messenger (Galileo's universe)
Episode 7: The Majestic Clockwork (explores Kepler and Newton's laws)
Episode 9: The Ladder of Creation (Darwin and Wallace's ideas on the origin of species)
Episode 10: World Within World (the story of the periodic table)
Episode 11: Knowledge or Certainty
Episode 12: Generation upon Generation (genetics)
Episode 13: The Long Childhood
Posted: 26 Mar 2009 04:00 PM PDT
The earliest known and well-preserved bony fish has been found in southern China. The fossil of a Guiyu oneiros, described in this week's Nature journal, sheds light on the evolutionary history of jawed vertebrates. Previously this was documented almost exclusively from fossil fragments.
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As many of you have heard, NASA has had a public vote to help name the new node of the International Space Station — node 3 — shown here in its full glory: Although the name Serenity for the new node got 70% of the vote on the NASA site, that's totally misleading. Because someone [...]
Posted: 26 Mar 2009 01:50 PM PDT
No one knows exactly what a "fifth force" might be, but studies have shown that, if a long-range fifth force does exist, it could have surprising effects on the universe's structure formation. A fifth force could reduce discrepancies between theory and observation in several areas of cosmology.
Posted: 26 Mar 2009 12:56 PM PDT
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