Friday, 19 October 2012

Scientific Terms

I haven't got many new scientific terms to add, but these are so resoundingly beautiful. (Add a "The..." and you get a 70s thriller.) 

Eridanus Supervoid (A thing defined by nothing.)
landfast sea ice
Marinoan and Sturtian glaciations
Overton Window (logic)
Pennsylvanian Joggins Formation of Nova Scotia (pictured - some people think it's evidence of a worldwide flood)
rain shadow
somatic luxuriance (like hybrid vigour)

More here.

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