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November 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Carl Sagan famously stated „We are made out of star dust!“. This is evidently true, since the elements we are made of were forged in the fiery hearts of supermassive stars and supernovae. Now in comes Doctor Dinosaur and forces a massive reality check upon you:   …

Happy Discovery Day, Lucy!

Today in 1974 (I was already around at the time), a team of scientists organized by Yves Coppens, Maurice Taieb and Donald Johanson discovered the most complete fossil skeleton of a member of Australopithecus afarensis found to date. It is significant because it provided first evidence of an early bipedal hominid …

Hedy Lamarr’s 101st Birthday

Today ist the 101st birthday of Golden Age of Hollywood Actress Hedy Lamarr, and I would like to take the opportunity and point your attention to today’s animated Google Doodle: As you can see, Hedy Lamarr far more than one of the favorite actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She was …