Most readers of this publication are likely to be at least somewhat familiar with the famous 1831-1836 journey of Charles Darwin aboard the H.M. S. Beagle (and for those who aren’t, I highly recommend his own account of it, published as The Voyage of the Beagle). However much less attention seems to be given to what happened at the locations of his researches afterward.
Having discovered the National Science Teachers Associations‘ Lab Out Loud during that organization’s 2017 annual convention in Los Angeles, I’ve added it to my roster of regularly followed podcasts, a decision I was particularly happy I made when I noted that their most recent episode contained a full-length interview of Sean B. Carroll discussing his recent […]
With the recent release of the STEMxm podcast episode 23, in which Mel the Engineer discusses atmospheric physics and climate change with Dr. Joanna Haigh, Co-Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change & Environment at Imperial College, London, it appears that this always-interesting podcast will be embarking upon a trio of episodes that take climate change as their topics.
While it may no longer be a topic of everyday conversation, the draining of the fens – vast wetland areas – of eastern England in the Seventeenth Century in order that they could be turned in to arable farmland was an engineering project of monumental proportions as well as effects. Like the more commonly mentioned Enclosure Acts that followed not long after, it brought about changes to the social, political, and ecological systems of the country that are still felt to this day.