Daily Archives: February 14, 2012

History of Valentine’s Day

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Forget roses, chocolates and candlelight dinners. On Valentine’s Day, that’s rather boring stuff — at least according to ancient Roman standards. Imagine half-naked men running through the streets, whipping young women with bloodied thongs made from freshly cut goat skins. Although … Continue reading

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The Life Scientific

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The Life scientific is a weekly radio program on BBC Radio 4 in the UK. Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires and motivates them and asking what their discoveries might … Continue reading

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Liquid batteries could level the load

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The biggest drawback to many real or proposed sources of clean, renewable energy is their intermittency: The wind doesn’t always blow, the sun doesn’t always shine, and so the power they produce may not be available at the times it’s … Continue reading

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