In 2010, The Royal Society featured the “Desiderata” (previously) of Robert “Boyle’s Law” Boyle, a list of dozens of scientific discoverie and breakthroughs that Boyle hoped would be discovered by scientists.
The Prolongation of Life. *
The Recovery of Youth, or at least some of the Marks of it, as newRead More
Section 108h of the Copyright Act gives libraries the power to scan and serve copies of out-of-print books published between 1923 and 1941; it’s never been used before but now the mighty Internet Archive is giving it a serious workout, adding them to their brilliantly named Sonny Bono Memorial Collection (when Bono was aRead More
Londonist’s roundup of cutaway maps — many from the outstanding Transport Museum in Covent Garden — combines the nerdy excitement of hidden tunnels with the aesthetic pleasure of isomorophic cutaway art, along with some interesting commentary on both the development of subterranean tunnels and works and the history of representing the built environment undergroundRead More
It’s been decades since I first discovered my love of science fiction on a school trip to the “Spaced Out Library,” the public science fiction reference collection founded by Judith Merril — that day, I met both Merril (who went on to be a mentor to me) and Lorna Toolis, who has just steppedRead More