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Archives for September, 2007

Today in Science (0922)

Friday Poem

Another poem by Nizar Qabbani. When I Love When I loveI feel that I am the king of timeI possess the earth and everything on itand ride into the sun upon my horse. When I loveI become liquid lightinvisible to the eyeand the poems in my notebooksbecome fields of mimosa and poppy. When I lovethe…

Today in Science (0921)

Events 2001 – Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly. 2003 – Galileo mission terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter’s atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes. Births 1853 – Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist and Nobel Prize laureate 1866 – Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist and…

Today in Science (0920)

Events 1633 – Galileo Galilei is tried before the Inquisition. Births 1842 – James Dewar, Scottish chemist Deaths 1884 – Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist

John Mashey has informed me that the much bally-hooed paper by Klaus-Martin Schulte (see here and here) will not now be published by Energy & Environment. More details at DeSmogBlog. Feel free to Digg! the DeSmog post.

Today in Science (0919)

Births 1759 – William Kirby, English entomologist 1889 – Sadie Delany, American physician 1926 – Masatoshi Koshiba, Japanese physicist and Nobel Prize laureate Deaths 1710 – Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer 1843 – Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, French scientist 1935 – Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky, Russian rocket scientist

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Today in Science (0917)

Events 1976 – The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, was unveiled by NASA.

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Today in Science (0915)

Events 1835 – The HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin, reaches the Galápagos Islands. 1928 – Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin. 1968 – The Soviet Zond 5 spaceship is launched, becoming the first spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth’s…