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Mendalla

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I think most people have heard of Nobel laureate Richard Feynman, the brilliant American theoretical physicist who ranks right up there with Einstein, Bohr, and Penrose in the pantheon of 20th century physics. But I am not sure many have heard of his younger sister Joan Feynman, who passed away this past summer. Joan was also a physicist and her work on the auroras helped build our understanding of how they work and their relationship to solar activity cycles. She even plotted out past solar cycles by looking at historical observations of auroras, proving that there is an 88 year cycle of solar activity as well as the 11 year one we normally hear about.

 

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How about some Christmas SCIENCE!? Specifically, the wonderfully weird plant that is our favorite seasonal fertility symbol. Next time you kiss under the mistletoe, give some thought to this strange example of evolution in action.

 

Luce NDs

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How about some Christmas SCIENCE!? Specifically, the wonderfully weird plant that is our favorite seasonal fertility symbol. Next time you kiss under the mistletoe, give some thought to this strange example of evolution in action.


All the more reason to kick missals around with delicacy or in gentile manna ... the connections are fragile and little known!
 

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Not so much science as history of science, but I thought this was interesting. Apparently there are something like 386 copies of Sir Isaac Newton's Principia (the book where he spelled out his theories of motion and gravity) in existence and three are in Canada, all in university libraries (Dal, U of T, and McGill). The research being discussed is looking at distribution of the book and the location of all the extant copies, trying to investigate the claim made by some that it was rarely read due to how complicated it was. Sounds like a lot of the copies are in private hands. Even the Canadian ones were in private hands before being either donated to or purchased by the universities. McGill's, for instance, was donated by the famous Canadian physician Sir William Osler from his own library.

 

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Politicians are all for privatization while real information goes the other way ... into public realms ...

Another para docks ... quae zae?
 

Luce NDs

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MAGNA Star ... very destructive as a great whirlwind ... pneumas?

Some radicals on either side prefer strength, power and energy of the great putdown or Put in place ... temporally/tempor Allah?

BAM! There you've been had ...
 
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