Daily Archives: January 23, 2007

The Gret Quizz of Medievale Trivia

I haven’t posted nearly enough procrastinatory quizzes lately – so here’s one from Geoffrey Chaucer, especially for my dear friend mdvlist. Everyone else, I warn you, it’s hard. I haven’t done this badly on a quiz since calculus I!

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Deep Blue Seaweed

Anna Atkins Dictyota dichotoma cyanotype from Photographs of British Algae, 1843-1853 Like many women in science of previous centuries, Anna Atkins (1799-1871) had the immense advantage of an educated father. John George Children was a prominent scientist and member of … Continue reading

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