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- This is harder than one might expect -- it took a long time for Zero to be accepted in Western mathematics. See, for instance, The History of Zero: Exploring Our Place-Value Number System , or The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero .
- Nice comparitive 2d color map in the linked summary. This debate has been running for 35 years -- interestingly, Paul Kay is cited as the original in color Relativism , so could be significant that he's a co-author in the non-relativist paper, but his 1969 title was "Basic Color Terms: Their Universality and Evolution" , so maybe the relativists took him out of context?
Roberson (University of Essex in Colchester, U.K), J. Davidoff, I.R.
Davies, L.R. Shapiro, 2005.
Color categories: Evidence for the cultural relativity hypothesis . Cognitive Psychology. 50, 378-411.
Terry Regier (U.Chicago), Paul Kay (ICSI), R.S. Cook, 2005.
Focal colors are universal after all . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102, 8386-91.
ICSI's World Color Survey.
- American Journal of Physics, July 2005, via AIP Physics News Update
- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM provided some astonishing view of H.Bonnie last year. They're providing similar views in near-real-time to tropical forecasters now.
- Days before the next Shuttle launch,
they're still getting new science from the ill-fated Columbia.
"Antarctic polar mesospheric clouds (PMCs)" or Noctilucent clouds form over the antarctic only days later, showing pretty rapid transport in the thermosphere, and bloomed later in the year.
- Naval Research Laboratory, NASA , Geophysical Research Letters, via EurekAlert
- Science Magazine has full discussion of 25 top questions and 100 more listed.
- Includes do-it-yourself experiment link!
- via AAAS Science magazine
- Reuse of a classic experimental design to measure a radically expression of a related force. This experiment indirectly measures the weak force by measuring a parity violation.