Who's That Noisy
- Answer to last week: a Wilsford flute, sounding as if it were played within the walls of Stonehenge http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17080299
Interview with Chris Lewicki
- http://spacegrant.arizona.edu/node/438 http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/04/24/breaking-private-company-does-indeed-plan-to-mine-asteroids-and-i-think-they-can-do-it/
Science or Fiction
In 1860 Florence Nightingale founded the first secular nursing school, essentially establishing the modern nursing profession. http://protomag.com/assets/florence-nightingale-nursing-a-profession
An early believer in the benefits of sanitation, Nightingale’s policies during the Crimean war quickly dropped the death rate in British Army hospitals from a high of 42% to as low as 2.2%. http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/florrie.html
Nightingale suffered from a mystery chronic illness and lived as an invalid from 1857 to the end of her life in 1910 at the age of 90. http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/florrie.html
Skeptical Quote of the Week.
‘You are neither right nor wrong because the crowd disagrees with you. You are right because your data and reasoning are right.’ -Benjamin Graham.