This makes me so happy
May 30, 1381: Peasants were especially Revolting
May 30, 1431: Jeanne été brûlée
May 30, 1593: Marlowe met a Reckonyng
One shift of the Wellesley Farmerettes, who supported the war effort in 1918 through food production in the vegetable gardens. Pictured are botany professor Margaret Ferguson (fourth from left), Helen Blake ‘18 (third from left), Ellen Montgomery ‘18 (far right), Bess Whitmarsh ‘18 (on top of wagon with hat), and Ruth Addoms ‘18 (behind Miss Ferguson). Photo courtesy of Wellesley College Archives.
Learnt an interesting thing today on this arabic course,
The original Arabic number system looked like this, the one we now use.
It was designed so each character had the corresponding number of angles to the number, so the number 1 has 1 angle, 2 has 2 angles, 3 has 3, 0 has none etc…
It is so obvious now, I’ve always assumed its one of those things that just is, with no logical explanation, but here it is, perfectly simple and satisfying
My jaw is legit on the floor right about now :D
Today, Jessica reminds us that it is also Cinco de Mayo in France.
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 22971, f. 60v (Sri Lanka). Secrets de l’histoire naturelle. Cognac, c1480-1485. Artist: Robinet Testard. snail houses.
Each month, the calendar shows one of Columbia’s renowned climate scientists in a portrayal of their interests and work, along with information like the scientists’ favorite dataset, chart or climate phenomenon. The calendar also includes dates of weather and climate events that live in infamy, dates of key scientific meetings… and much more.
Dr. August: Kátia Fernandes developed a model to help predict fire activity in the Western Amazon up to three months in advance.
Dr. December: Nicolas Vigaud studies how a changing climate could alter regional atmospheric circulation over Africa’s Sahel and other semi-arid environments, and impact rainfall patterns there.
Dr. October: Dorothy Peteet, reconstructs past climate using ancient seeds and pollen found in the cores of layered mud she pulls from bogs, lakes and marshes in Alaska and New York.
Dr. June: Tony Barnston is the Chief Forecaster at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society.
[insert global warming joke that conflates heat and attractiveness here]
The Mountain Goats - The Anglo-Saxons