Unearthing the World Jurassic: Mary Anning and the Founding of Paleontology (Women In Science 28)

Unearthing the World Jurassic: Mary Anning and the Founding of Paleontology (Women In Science 28)

As the tide rolls out, a woman in a hardened bonnet and loose fitting clothes scrambles across the crumbling cliffs of Lyme Regis, a large sack flung over her back, and pick axe in hand. She is Mary Anning, out on the hunt for fossils to sell in order to earn enough money to eat, and before her fifteenth birthday, her discoveries will challenge all established wisdom about the Earth’s geolog... »

My Country Tortures

Bible Blacked Out: My Country Tortures

Mark:  My Country Tortures I am crying out I am torn open Immediately rebuke him ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Join me in this series.  If you don’t want to post them yourself, please use this contact form to submit them. To see the rest, click here. Hashtags:  #blackoutpoetry, #bibleblackoutpoetry #foundpoetry »

Mad Quickies: Your One Stop, Post Xmas, Hangover Roundup

Mad Quickies: Your One Stop, Post Xmas, Hangover Roundup

Hello my dears, I’m writing to you on my mom’s old iPad, from the New Jersey Wilderness. While I don’t have any appreciable post-holiday hangover, you probably do. I saw you sneak into the bathroom with that bottle of Tito’s vodka, Carl. Anyway, please enjoy these Quickies. May they help you cure all that the vodka could not. From the Scientifically Correct Files – An... »

The Knick on Showtime – Your New TV Habit

The Knick on Showtime – Your New TV Habit

I hope you had a merry Christmas/Newtonmas/Whatevermas! If you are lucky enough to have some time off now and want a new show to watch for 8+ hours in a row, I am your pusherman. »

Mad Quickies: Vintage Holiday Weirdness; Star Wars Snowflakes; Colossal Bests; Blue Morpho and More!

Mad Quickies: Vintage Holiday Weirdness; Star Wars Snowflakes; Colossal Bests; Blue Morpho and More!

You guys! Put down that cookie sheet/stocking/dreidel/gift wrap and pour yourself a tasty glühwein/hot cider/Irish coffee/Mad Elf and take five to surf and recharge with this little list of links. HAPPY HOLIDAYS with the merry and the jolly, everyone! As an undergrad history student, Greg Jenner decided to do his dissertation on Weird Victorian Xmas Cards. What you see here is culled from 800 Chri... »

Zero Gravity Day 2015

Zero Gravity Day 2015

The following twitter image has been making the rounds accompanied by what appear to be fully credulous reports. Most of the internet has already figured out that the very notion is absolute bullshit but it is amazing what a little Photoshop and a falsified press release can do. The stated explanation for the cessation of gravity is an alignment between Jupiter and Pluto, which would actually have... »

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