The Giant’s Shoulders: The Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

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http://jaivirdi.com/2012/08/16/the-giants-shoulders-the-fiftieth-anniversary-edition/ 

The link above will take you to the 50th anniversary edition of The Giant’s Shoulders, titled “From the Hands of Quacks”. This was posted on August 16, 2012. I found this article interesting as it expands on a broad range of subjects. To include, the exploration of Mars, the Olympics, science related to sports, prosthetic limbs, medicine, the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, and some information about sharks. There are some other topics discussed mentioned, as well as some interesting links that I will repost here;

http://www.radiolab.org/story/223276-double-blasted/ (Podcast related to an account of a Hiroshima bombing survivor, how DNA is “shred” by gamma rays, and the book “The Violinist’s Thumb”.)

http://nationalpost.tumblr.com/post/29061573917/new-human-species-discovered-from-fossils-in (New human species claimed to be claimed in fossils from Kenya)

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-shark-attacks-that-were-the-inspiration-for-jaws-15220260/?c=y%3Fno-ist (The shark attacks that inspired the movie “Jaws”, by the Smithsonian)

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