Elizabeth Quill's Articles
- FeatureScience News spotlights 10 rising scientists who will transform their research fields over the coming decades.
- FeatureCognitive neuroscientist Jessica Cantlon wants to find out how humans understand numbers and where that understanding comes from.
- MuseumsSee Leopold and Rudolf Blaschkas’ delicate glass jellyfish, anemones, sea worms and other marine invertebrates at the Corning Museum of Glass.
- Reviews & Previews'House of Lost Worlds' pays homage to Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History and to the colorful scientists who made the museum great.
- FeatureOnce studied solo, systems display surprising behavior when they interact.
- News in BriefString theory’s take on the Higgs, newborn pulsars may have iron by-products, and coupled neutrons in beryllium nuclei revealed.
- NewsNew measurements of distant galaxies support Einstein’s cosmological constant as the explanation for the universe’s accelerating expansion.
- 50 Years Ago
February 24, 1934 | Vol. 25 | No. 672
Measure Your Giant Carefully And His Size Will Shrink
The American public may scoff a bit at fairies, but it would like very much to believe in giants.
At least, so it appears from the thin but steady stream of letters received at the Smithsonian Institution.
Every month in the year brings these letters. They come from people eager to tell that they have found the bones of a race of seven or eight foot giants that stalked about the countryside in the ancient times.
- On the SceneAn ornithologist argues that arbitrary preferences may have a place in the bird world.