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Annie Montague Alexander, Naturalist and Fossil Hunter.

Annie Montague Alexander was born on December 29, 1867, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was the oldest daughter of Samuel Thomas Alexander and Martha Cooke. Both of her parents were the children of missionaries from New England who had come to the Hawaiian Archipelago in 1832. 857 more words

American Philosophical Society Long-term Predoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: January 15

Length: 1 year

Comments: 3 fellowships offered

–Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) Fellowship
–Friends of the APS Fellowship in Early American History (to 1840) 15 more words


star-crossed trivia roundup

Rounding up some obliquely star-related trivia…

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1. One of nine siblings, Maria Mitchell was born in Nantucket in 1818, to a Quaker family dedicated to educating all of their children, including the girls. 2,037 more words


Newton's magic vs. Hawking's science

Stephen Hawking is back in the news making a fool out of himself. In an interview with a Spanish newspaper, Hawking is quoted as saying, “The laws of science are sufficient to explain the origin of the universe. 417 more words


"As well as the goose": Review of "Inventing Flight", John D Anderson, Endeavour, 2005

The original is here – I had nearly forgotten this review and that I had written for this publication. If I was to write it today I would have mentioned Godwin Meade Pratt’s  838 more words

Book Review

Book Review: Food, Inc: Mendel to Monsanto – The Promises and Perils of the Biotech Harvest

So little ground has shifted in the genetically modified food debate that a twelve-year old volume remains pertinent today. Food, Inc. examines a series of controversies surrounding transgenic foods in ten chapters. 644 more words

Environmental History