Category Archives: history of science

The Constitution of the Interior of Earth, as Revealed by Earthquakes

How to tell if the loaf of bread in your oven is cooked? You can see the outside is nicely browned, but you can’t see the middle – is it doughy still? Give it a tap and listen. If it sounds … Continue reading

Categories: Deep earth, history of science, subduction

Quintessence: echoes across science

I’ve been reading up on the story about cometary material found in Libya (odd pebble is cometary material fallen to earth). My plan to write about it myself has run into the desert sands – I have nothing new to add. … Continue reading

Categories: etymology, history of science