Today in Science (1122)

First of all, I want to wish a happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers. To everyone else, have a happy Thursday. I’ll be laying low for the next four days (a combination of Thanksgiving and grading) and am not likely to post other than a brief comment to tonight’s ASU vs USC football game. Your Today in Science follows ...


1635 - Francis Willughby, English biologist

1897 - Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer

1904 - Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

1917 - Andrew Fielding Huxley, British scientist and Nobel Prize laureate

1939 - Tom West, American astrophysicist


1944 - Arthur Stanley Eddington, English astrophysicist

1981 - Hans Adolf Krebs, German biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate

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It's "Husband and Wife" day here in Japan - 11/22 can be pronounced as "good married couple" if you mangle the language a bit and have an active imagination. Hey, holidays have started with worse reasons than that :)