In which I point to places on the internet

Some people are very good at explaining visually. I recently found a link to this cool summary of humanity’s space journeys:

Space is a big place. Click the image to view it on Flickr, then look at the BIG version!

Space is a big place. Click the image to view it on Flickr, then look at the BIG version!

Also, evolution happens in flasks. I first found out about the work of Richard Lenski’s team a couple of years back, especially when he was harangued by a creationist who tried to sue him over the data he reported. So, this isn’t breaking news in science, but it’s a cool demonstration of why ‘blue-sky’ science is important: The idea of running continuous E. coli cultures for, well, ever, and preserving them so you can meticulously analyse changes in the populations even when their environment stays the same, is hardly a money-grabber. However, it has led to a better understanding of one of the most fundamental natural processes governing life on Earth!

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