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Who’s That Scientist?

Illustrator Chay Hawes created these images of sixteen well-known scientists from history. How many can you name? See a larger version at his website. Chay will post the answers later, so you can guess without the temptation to peek. Link

Handy Workshop Tattoo

Thanks to this handy tattoo, Greg Flanagan can measure anything up to sixteen inches long. It’s a precisely calibrated ruler eight inches long, set eight inches away from the tip of his pinkie finger. Link | Photo: Greg Flanagan

Where to See Cute Animals

Here’s a roundup of sixteen animals and how you can see them in their natural habitats. Some of these expeditions involve a lot of travel, depending on where you are already. Want to see a booby? Head to the Galapagos Islands! A little more than 500 miles west of Ecuador lie the Gal├ípagos Islands, a veritable [...]

Scientists to Breed Sheep that Burp Less

Sixteen percent of Australia’s greenhouse emissions come from agriculture, so scientists there are busy trying to solve the problem of … burping sheep? “Ninety per cent of the methane that sheep and cattle and goats produce comes from the rumen, and that’s burped out,” John Goopy from the New South Wales Department of Industry and Investment [...]