Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Miss Cellania's Links

Who Really Invented Calculus. An account of the feud between Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.

Russia’s Cross-Dressing War Hero. Nadezhda Durova impressed Tsar Alexander I and earned acceptance for being an "interesting" woman.

The Best Way to Watch All of Star Trek. A viewer's guide to catching up on all 600 hours of Star Trek in TV and film (or at least the hours worth watching).

A Failed 1930s American Town, Lost in Time in the Amazon Rainforest. The Ford Motor Company built Fordlândia to manage a rubber tree plantation that produced no rubber.

How to Find the Specs for Any Device You Own. You might want to jot them down so you'll have them handy for tech support.

The Bad Hair, Incorrect Feathering, and Missing Skin Flaps of Dinosaur Art. C.M. Koseman shows us what artists might think contemporary animals would look like if they only had skeletons to go by.

RespectableLawyer‏ posted the story of a rich Texan who tried to keep his mug shot off the internet. It didn't work. (via Metafilter)

Budapest’s Former Top-Secret Hospital Inside a Cave.

Rowena Matthews has such a distinguished career in in science that her Wikipedia page makes no mention of her fame in a series of Tang commercials. (via Metafilter)

I watched my patients die of poverty for 40 years. It's time for single-payer health care.

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