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On the acceptance of ideas over time

“Many who before regarded legislation on the subject as chimerical, will now fancy that it is only dangerous, or perhaps not more than difficult. And so in time it will come to be looked on as among the things possible, then among the things probable;–and so at last it will be ranged in the list […]

The roar of Jupiter & Rosetta’s last dance

Curiosity Rover gets two more years The Curiosity Rover has been exploring the surface of Mars for four years and is still going strong. The unit is in such good shape that it’s going to keep exploring for another two years. Curiosity got off to a good start, as Space.com’s Mike Wall writes: The rover found that […]

Interactive map of global shipping routes

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Kiln and the UCL Energy Institute have created shipmap.org, a fascinating interactive map that tracks global shipping for a year (2012). Here’s how it works: The merchant fleet is divided into five categories, each of which has a filter and a CO2 and freight counter for the hour shown on the clock. The ship types and units […]