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Science Selections From Popular Scientific Journals

    Fatness in the Middle Ages - Medievalists.net

    Fatness in the Middle Ages - Medievalists.net

    Fatness meant various things to medieval people. Unmanly to upper class men, enviable to lower. For women it could mean fertility.

    • 22 min
    Tales of the Dying Brain - Jun 2020 Scientific American

    Tales of the Dying Brain - Jun 2020 Scientific American

    Surviving a brush with death can leave a legacy in the mind - and may show how it works under extreme conditions. By Christof Koch

    • 23 min
    Precariously Balanced Rocks - From Pocket Worthy

    Precariously Balanced Rocks - From Pocket Worthy

    Why Scientists Fall for Precariously Balanced Rocks. They're nature's hilarious accidents. By Sabrina Imbler.

    • 14 min
    Cheaper Batteries - Ars Technica May, 2020

    Cheaper Batteries - Ars Technica May, 2020

    From smartphones to Teslas; the economics of cheaper batteries and why they're good news for the planet. By Timothy B. Lee.

    • 23 min
    Great Insect Die-Off - From Pocket Worthy

    Great Insect Die-Off - From Pocket Worthy

    No one knows how many species of living things there are, maybe millions - tens of thousands may be vanishing... By Jacob Mikanowski

    • 35 min
    How Einstein Learned Physics - From Pocket Worthy

    How Einstein Learned Physics - From Pocket Worthy

    Aside from his genius, there is a lot to learn from Einstein's education and unique approach to learning. By Scott Young

    • 19 min

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