The 1928 London Flood and the World’s First Storm Surge
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The 1928 London Flood and the World’s First Storm Surge

“It was as though a friend had suddenly turned into a homicidal maniac,” The Spectator of London reported in what has to be the most colorful description of storm surges published in the English language. That homicidal maniac was the Thames River, whose banks had overflowed on January 6, 1928, a week before the article … Continue reading

Ruth Patrick’s Aquatic Pollution Revolution
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Ruth Patrick’s Aquatic Pollution Revolution

Science grad students are asked terrifying questions on the regular, but the very worst one comes from our moms.  It’s usually tacked onto an otherwise innocent conversation, when Mom will casually pause and say, “Honey, your latest oxygen flux data are truly fascinating!  By the way, have you met anyone lately?”  It’s enough to make … Continue reading