Archives for April 1, 2008

Quote

“We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.” -Margaret Mead Quote

The Origin of Syphilis

Syphilis is first clearly seen in Europe in 1495, when it appeared as a plague (though it was not “the blague” … Yersinia pestis) among Charles VIII’s troops. When these troops went home shortly after the fall of Naples, they brought this disease with them, staring an epidemic. The level of mortality in Europe was…

Mars Aureum Chaos

This image shows a large outcrop of layered rock in Aureum Chaos, an area that has apparently collapsed, leaving a region of irregular knobs and hills. Unlike many of the knobs, the light outcrop shows distinct, nearly horizontal layers. This may indicate that it was deposited after the collapse of the Chaos. … this is…

Mars Ice Cap

This is kinda like what my front yard looks like right now. Click the picture to see and learn more.