Michael Silberbauer

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Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Earth Science

12 incredible women you've never heard of who changed science forever

ShutterstockSure, most people have heard of Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin, Jane Goodall and Sally Ride.But for every female scientist whose work …

Nobel Prize

Dataset | Search

The web contains specialized repositories for datasets in many scientific domains: life sciences, earth sciences, material sciences, and more. …

Full Hierarchy

Schema.org is defined as two hierarchies: one for textual property values, and one for the things that they describe.<p>Thing<p>This is the main schema.org …

Databases

Land Conflict, Property Rights and Deforestation in Brasil

(This article was first published on <b>fReigeist » R</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Weak institutions and natural resource abundance are a recipe …

R Language

Why talk up the tech revolution, when Asia’s problems are largely pre-industrial?

<i>By Chandran Nair, Global Institute for Tomorrow</i><p>At a recent World Economic Forum in Kuala Lumpur, the opening panel was invited to debate one of the …

Redesigning the Country Selector - Cart & Checkout

Documentation<p>Dependencies<p><i>jQuery</i> – This is a jQuery plugin so you'll (obviously) need jQuery included.• <i><br>Auto-complete</i> – You'll need some kind of an …

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Nature's Warning Signal

Complex systems like ecological food webs, the brain, and the climate all give off a characteristic signal when disaster is around the corner.<p>Nestled in the northern Wisconsin woods, Peter Lake once brimmed with golden shiners, fatheads, and other minnows, which plucked algae-eating fleas from the …

Sentinel-3A taking final steps to launch

After an eventful journey to Russia, by plane, lorry and train, the Sentinel-3A satellite is safe and sound in the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern …

Sea Level

How To Make A Smartphone-Powered Hologram [Video]

For less than $1<p>Holograms aren’t just for droids and dead rappers. You can make your own with a piece of transparency paper and a four-sided hologram video. Properly folded, the transparency will combine the images on a phone or tablet screen to create “a reflection that gives you the illusion of …

Holograms

othmeralia: Arthur C. Clarke wrote “Any...

othmeralia:<p>Arthur C. Clarke wrote “<i>Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic</i>.” Maybe Clarke had access to this wonderful …

Cool cartography: the art of mapmaking

Mind the Map, a new collection of artwork published by Gestalten, shows the skill, humour and care involved in map design, including one depicting New York’s smells, and a meticulously hand-painted ski map

Maps

John Lund (J.W.G. Lund) died on Saturday 21 March 2015 at the age of 102. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday 31 March at Ambleside in the Cumbrian Lake District. Here is a brief account of his life and work slightly modified from http://www.fritschalgae.info/dr-jwg-lund John Walter Guerrier Lund, CBE, DSc, FRS, FIBiol, FCIWEM, was born in 1912 and was a graduate of the University of Manchester, where he gained his BSc and MSc. Moving to London in 1935, he was awarded a PhD in 1939, and a DSc in 1951 by the University of London. Following a period as Lecturer at the University of Sheffield, he joined the West Midlands Forensic Science Laboratory in Birmingham as Staff Biologist. In 1944, he joined the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) as Scientific Officer for algology. He retired in 1978 when he was the Deputy Chief Scientific Officer and was then appointed Honorary Advisor to the FBA, of which he is a Vice-President. In 1991 he was elected Honorary Fellow of the organisation, and he continued his work at the laboratory until 2005. John Lund's PhD supervisor at the University of London was Professor F.E. Fritsch, who had been a driving force in the formation of the FBA. Following Fritsch's death in 1954, the Fritsch Collection of Illustrations of Freshwater Algae came to the FBA in Windermere, and John Lund became Curator of the Collection. In 1958 he was President of the British Phycological Society, and in 1967 was President of the International Phycological Society. He has been advisor to many governmental, inter-governmental, scientific, administrative, and commercial bodies in the UK and abroad in relation to limnological, ecological, environmental and taxonomic matters. Countries visited by invitation include USA, USSR, Australia, India, Norway, Hungary, Spain, Italy, and Brazil. 1987 saw the publication of the English version of 'The Freshwater Algae of the Ukrainian SSR' Vol. 5 by O.A. Korshikov, a text written in Ukrainian which was translated by John Lund and the late W. Tylka. In 1997 John Lund and his wife Hilda Canter-Lund received, from the American Phycological Society, the Prescott Award for their book 'Freshwater Algae: their microscopic world explored', which was published in 1995. May he rest in peace. Michael Guiry and David John

15 Works of Art Depicting Women in Science [Photo Essay]

Research into why women continue to drop out of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields despite high aptitude in these areas at …

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Cute Isopod ISO Sweet Beach. Likes: Sand. Dislikes: Grooming

Pandas, lions, and elk and their ilk often find their way onto the covers of conservationists' marketing materials. But I think relying exclusively …

Drones in science: Fly, and bring me data

Unmanned aerial vehicles are poised to take off as popular tools for scientific research.<p>Live and let fly<p>Drones at the University of Pennsylvania …

Science