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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sunspots 275

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:




 

Humor:
(Except that this is a sad note) Cathy, the cartoon strip written and drawn by Cathy Guisewite, is ending after 34 years of gentle humor.

Science:
The Panda's Thumb reports on experimental results indicating that seemingly directed growth in chick embryos is actually the result of random cell movement.

Computing:
Wired reports on the history of well-known symbols, such as that for the On button on this computer.

Christianity:N. T. Wright reflects on C. S. Lewis.





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2 comments:

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

On my most recent post, do you think the gymnosperm in the final picture is a juniper? That's the only one I know of whose cones are adapted into a berry like structure. BUT, not being up on all my gymnosperms, and just googling for junipers, I am still not sure. The "berries" were not yet the purple color, but I thought perhaps there were still immature?

You're the only "expert" I know who frequents my blog - - - so I'm askin' YOU.

:-)

Martin LaBar said...

I wondered about that when I saw the photo. That would be my guess, but it's only a guess.

Thanks.