Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Demise of Natural History – Or is it?

Carl Linneaus (1707 – 1778) spent his life on one magnum opus – the Systema Naturae, a classification of all living things. In the process of formulating his classification system, he attempted to enumerate and describe every characteristic of many … Continue reading

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On Near-Earth Objects

A little less than a year ago, on 15 February, 2013, a meteor approximately 20 meters in diameter exploded in an airburst about 60 kilometers from the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. An article in last week’s issue of Science provides … Continue reading

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