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Similarities across scales of size and proportion

As a child watching the water teem down the tiled wall, I saw a pattern that I’d seen in pictures before. As the water ran down the subtly uneven tile surface, the straight course of the water being ejected from the shower head would begin to meander and bow. In an instant, this straight course […]

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Review: Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

OK, I’ll be honest, I’m not the kind of guy who sits down with a novel and reads all day. I don’t like reading something unless there’s a purpose to it, other than simple entertainment. So my bookshelf is typically filled with edifying material; such as programming primers and books covering scientific, astronomical and historical […]