Sarah Kendrew selects interesting and notable ResearchBlogging.org posts in the physical sciences, chemistry, engineering, computer science, geosciences and mathematics. She blogs about astronomy at One Small Step.
All is quiet on the interwebs in the midst of summer holiday seasons. But if you do fancy some reading, here are some picks from the physical science on ResearchBlogging.
Geologist Simon Wellings introduces us to eclogite, the beautiful rock that can perhaps yield important information on earthquakes.
German scientists have performed a study to figure out if poker is a game of skill or luck, Neuroskeptic tells us. Gamblers take note!
Is astrobiology a worthwhile subject ? This nice post reminded me of a similar discussion I’ve had many times with colleagues. A good recap of the issues.
I’ll be back next week with more selections!