Daily Archives: June 12, 2010

The Rise of Islamic Geography and Cartography in Middle Ages

After the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, the average European’s knowledge of the world around them was limited to their local area and to maps provided by the religious authorities. The exploration of the fifteenth and … Continue reading

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Flash Floods in Arkansas

Flash floods swept through campsites in an Arkansas national forest Friday, killing at least 16 people, police said, as a massive rescue operation was launched in the rugged mountainous area. full story

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Baby Planet Grew Up Fast

Probably only a few million years young, Beta Pictoris b is already fully formed, despite standard models that say such a planet should take ten million years to reach “adulthood,” . The planet breaks the record once held by the … Continue reading

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