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Minutes at the Edge #12 – The Culture of Whales

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3.amazonaws.com/ScienceEdge/Edge12.mp3Podcast (minutesedge): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:19 — 6.7MB) | EmbedTurns out, humans are no unique in the way they create cultures. Research into whales has now conclusively shown they are not only highly social and intelligent animals, but they also create their own culture and their …

Tour d'Eiffel Day

Official Steampunk Holiday! On this day in 1889 the Tour d’Eiffel, Gustave Eiffel’s masterpiece, was inaugurated. So, happy 121 anniversary, Eiffel Tower! Some quick data: Location:  Paris, France Coordinates:     48.8583°N 2.2945°E Constructed:     1887 – 1889 Opening:     March 31, 1889 Use:  Observation tower, Radio broadcasting tower Status:   Completed …