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Friday, September 5, 2014 Permalink

Science Friday: Giant Dinos, Mastering Tests, Wilderness Act, Exotic Gardens, Cabs, & What If?


Supermassive Dinosaur Would Have ‘Feared Nothing’

Scientists estimate the dinosaur Dreadnoughtus schrani would have weighed as much as a Boeing 737.

To Master Test Material, Give Your Brain a Break

Salvador Dalí and Thomas Edison took very brief naps when they were stuck on artistic and scientific problems.

The Wilderness Act Turns 50

Fifty years ago this week, legislation set aside over nine million acres of official wilderness.

From Exotic Garden to Eco-Haven

A former millionaire's estate is becoming an environmental haven and training ground.

Hello, Stranger, Wanna Share a Cab?

Researchers found that potentially 95 percent of cab rides in New York City could have been shared.

Randall Munroe Asks, ‘What If?’

In his new book What If?, xkcd comic artist Randall Munroe answers his reader’s hypothetical questions with math and science.