Tag Archives: science

A sandwich in space …

9 Jan

This replica sandwich in acrylic would never fall apart in zero-gravity.

JOHN YOUNG, WHO DIED LAST Friday at the age of 87, was the longest-serving astronaut in NASA history. Since his first flight in 1965, Young spent 835 hours in space and walked on the moon. By all accounts, he had a stellar career.

But it was almost derailed by a corned beef sandwich.

So begins Anne Ewbank’s Atlas Obscura story on a sandwich in space. You may read the entire post here.

 

 

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The Reformation and the Rise of Science

30 Oct

There was nothing inevitable about the emergence and consolidation of Western science. Part of the explanation for science turning out the way it did has to do with the religious reformations of the sixteenth century. Read Peter Harrison’s fascinating essay on this here: The Reformation and the Rise of Science – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Signs and wonder: How people of different faiths view the total solar eclipse

21 Aug

Emily McFarlan Miller at Religion News Service helps us consider eclipses religiously: Signs and wonder: How people of different faiths view the total solar eclipse | Religion News Service

The Evangelical Roots of Our Post-Truth Society

14 Apr

Copernicus’s Body Identified by Stray Hair in a Book

23 Mar

Stuck in a book for centuries, strands of Copernicus’s hair helped identify his body in 2005. Who says books aren’t important?

Source: Copernicus’s Body Identified by Stray Hair | JSTOR Daily

What Does a [Natural Science] Curator Do?

10 Jul

If you have ever wondered what a curator does, this post by Charles Preston the Draper Natural History Museum of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West provides an enlightening explanation: What Does a Curator Do? – Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

Bryan College Is Torn: Can Darwin and Eden Coexist?

21 May

Bryan College campus

In case you did not know, the Scopes Trial in Dayton, TN in 1925 did not settle the issue of the teaching of evolution. Beliefs about creation, evolution, and the Bible still bring controversy.

Bryan College of Dayton, TN–named for William Jennings Bryan, a reformist politician yet a conservative Protestant, who argued against the teaching of evolution in the Scopes Trial–is undergoing some turmoil over the issue. Alan Blinder has a fine report on the situation in the New York Times. You can read it here: Bryan College Is Torn: Can Darwin and Eden Coexist? – NYTimes.com.

Also, this controversy relates to some of the issues raised in Molly Worthen’s recent book, Apostles of Reason. You can find some earlier posts on the book here.

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