Posts Tagged: bones

Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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The important questions: what can we learn about a whale from its earwax? Can we just talk about this US spy rocket logo for a second? In 1938, a scientist recorded the heartbeat of a man being executed. Medieval diseased bones now in 3D! Here are some beautiful old charts of mountains’ and rivers’ comparative […]

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Lovely Bones

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Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep thinking about skeletons. This Lapham’s Quarterly piece by Matthew Leib starts with a science teacher perching hip bones behind his head and “declar[ing] in a deranged falsetto that he [is] Mickey Mouse,” then meanders through memento mori and satires of the danse macabre before coming full circle […]

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