Periodic Table of the world’s best footballers.
Sergey Kichigin of Vologda, Russia, used a homemade microscope to take this image of snowflakes and ice on glass.
Things I need to remember.
I’m very pleased to have met one of these little guys in person. 7 to go.
a fine selection of bats
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Reading nook at l’Hotel du Petit Moulin designed by Christian Lacroix.
The actual video the European Commission released to try and get more girls into science. Horrific. If anything, at least it seems to have caused actual,intelligent, female scientists to stand up, and for many male colleagues to stand beside them.
You can read part of the fall out here:
“In 1891, 8 years after his classic novel, Treasure Island, was first published in book-form, author Robert Louis Stevenson learned that the 12-year-old daughter of Henry Clay Ide — then U. S. Commissioner to Samoa, where Stevenson lived — was unhappy that her birthday fell on Christmas Day. Stevenson immediately hatched a charming plan, and soon sent the following letter and accompanying “legal” document to the family — a document in which he transferred the rights to his own birthday to young Annie. “