Teaching Angela to appreciate history
Via Pablo: Gaia does have mirrors, two of them, in fact. ”Inside are the two telescopes, each consisting of three curved, rectangular mirrors, a beam combiner and two flat rectangular mirrors. The largest mirror in each telescope is 1.45 m by 0.5 m.”
South Sudan, Africa’s newest country, is fighting the guinea worm. Hopefully it will join rinderpest soon…
Jelly made from people! Frankenjelly! (No, not really – the actual story is still interesting though).
Carte Blanche insert of fail. (Story via Tauriq Moosa). Baconian vs. Galilean experiments. The serial killer we kept referring to was Daisy de Melker. Doctor Spurt’s superb piece on the misuse of the concept “energy” is here.
“The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.” ~ Terry Pratchett, The Hogfather.
Durban: Skeptics in the Pub – Thursday, 21 July, 18:00. Venue TBD. Topic “Angry skepticism – do you know an angry skeptic, do you think they hurt the cause of Skepticism?”
Johannesburg: SpeaktoaScientist – Thursday, 28 July, 18:30. Sci Bono Discovery Centre, Miriam Makeba St, Newtown, Johannesburg. Speaker: Cedric Abrahams of Science Fiction and Fantasy South Africa, Topic: “Science in Science Fiction”.