Archive for November, 2009

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Archaeology—The Subatomic Dig

How a particle accelerator in France has revolutionized artifact analysis. Some of the greatest discoveries in the future of archaeology may lie within the molecules of excavated artifacts. Thanks to the extremely powerful X-ray beams produced by a type of particle accelerator called a synchrotron, scientists can now look within artifacts at an unprecedented degree […]

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Audubon—book review essays

“What’s the Worst That Could Happen? A Rational Response to the Climate Change Debate“ By Greg Craven, Nov.-Dec., 2009. Greg Craven is an Internet phenomenon. Well over four million people have viewed his 10-minute YouTube video titled “The Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See”—which shows him scribbling on a whiteboard, weighing the outcomes of action […]