This week’s Feedback column (that I write) in New Scientist magazine has four segments. Here are bits of each of them: Fossil or beehive? — … And the snideness? That isn’t unusual, either. Nor is it new. In 1934, the Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences printed a report called “The supposed fossil ear of maize from Cuzco, Peru”. Quantum […]
Evidence for the proposition that The Law has a long reach in time and space: “United States of America v. One Tyrannosaurus Bataar Skeleton“. For some background on the case, see “Bones of Contention“, by Paige Williams.
A provocative discovery: the first hyena dropping dredged up from the North Sea. See the announcement & photo (well, you can see the photo reproduced here) from Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam. This humble, yet inspiring fossil is now on display at the museum. BONUS: Further detail and thoughts, from the Wall Street Journal, with a photo […]
This item — “Antique primate leg bone fossil 290 million years old” — is on offer right now on eBay. The reported starting bid is US $2 million, but you can “Buy It Now” for $3 million: (Thanks to investigator Sally Shelton for bringing it to our attention.)
Our premium beer is brewed with ancient yeast preserved in amber and revived after 45 million years to provide a distinguished and satisfying taste So says the web site of the Fossil Fuels Brewing Company. Beer writer William Brand sampled some in a bar, and wrote about the experience. The description is similar to written […]