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Planarity

Arrange the vertices such that no edges overlap. PlanarityLINK

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Lost Newton manuscript rediscovered at Royal Society

A collection of notes by Sir Isaac Newton, thought by experts to be lost forever, have recently been rediscovered during cataloguing at the Royal Society and go on display to the public for the first time next week at the … Continue reading

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The Science of Gardening

"Like all great endeavors,gardening is both a science and an art." The Science of GardeningExploratorium [via plep]

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Lightning 101

"The time between seeing a lightning flash and hearing the thunder it produces is a rough guide to how far away the lightning was. Normally, thunder can be heard up to 10 miles from the lightning that makes it. Lightning … Continue reading

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The Elephant Listening Project

"The Elephant Listening Project (ELP) of the Cornell Bioacoustics Research Program was founded in 1999 to assess the potential of acoustic monitoring as a tool for evaluating the abundance and health of elephants living in the dense forest. Because forest … Continue reading

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Pursuit Curve

"If A moves along a known curve, then P describes a pursuit curve if P is always directed toward A and A and P move with uniform velocities.  Pursuit curves were considered in general by the French scientist Pierre Bouguer … Continue reading

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Wollemi Pine

Seed collecting nets "The Wollemi Pine is one of the world’s oldest and rarest plants dating back to the time of the dinosaurs. With less than 100 adult trees known to exist in the wild, the Wollemi Pine is now … Continue reading

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“Weathering the Weather”

"During the spring and summer months of 1998, UCSD’s Mandeville Special Collections Library was pleased to exhibit a glorious selection of early and important works on meteorology from the collection of Kenneth E. Hill (1915-2001). Already well known for his … Continue reading

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Decoded at last: the ‘classical holy grail’

"For more than a century, it has caused excitement and frustration in equal measure – a collection of Greek and Roman writings so vast it could redraw the map of classical civilisation. If only it was legible. Now, in a … Continue reading

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Dreams of Space

"The visions we offer our children shape the future. It matters what those visions are. Often they become self-fulfilling prophecies. Dreams are maps" Carl Sagan, 1994 Cool retro space related books and magazines Dreams of Space

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