Eleanor Calder

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Picturing science: inside a Georgian observatory

I only recently, and by accident came across this rather delightful 1778 mezzotint by James Watson among the collections of the National Maritime …

Lyrid meteors and star trails in Arizona

We’re now more than a day past the peak of the Lyrid meteor shower. Check out this cool image of meteors, star trails and a foreground lit by a …

Cancer patients could have treatment chosen by computer rather than a doctor

Cancer patients may soon have their course of treatment chosen by a computer rather than a doctor after scientists devised mathematical formulas that are better than humans at predicting how sufferers will respond to chemotherapy.<p>A computer model of lung cancer was found to be consistently better …

Snail fossils show when Earth turned icy

<b>U. MICHIGAN (US) —</b> Fossil snail shells offer new clues to an abrupt climate shift that transformed the planet nearly 34 million years ago.<p>At that …

Climate Change

Did sand in meteorites come from supernova?

<b>WASHINGTON U. – ST. LOUIS (US) —</b> Two tiny grains of silica found in primitive meteorites could be from the same supernova, a massive star that …

Universe