Links for January 12

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has created a set of beautiful 1930's-inspired posters, called the "exoplanet travel series," featuring three of the better-known planets from outside our home solar system.

David C. Lindberg, the eminent historian of medieval and early-modern science, and one of the world's foremost experts on the relationship between science and religion passed away January 6th, 2015. Dave received his PhD from Indiana University, but spent the greater part of his career in the Department of the History of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Turns out that your dad's approach to building immunity works in other areas of biomedicine. A research group at Northeastern is searching for novel antibiotics by getting microbes to eat dirt.

The Embryo Project, directed by Jane Maienschein and Manfred Laubichler at Arizona State, is building an open-access encyclopedia on the history of reproductive medicine, developmental biology, and embryology. It is also extremely active on Twitter.
With a little imagination, history of science blogger John Ptak shows us what the 1979 Intel microprocessor has in common with one engineer's plans to move an obelisk in 16th century Rome.

Take a few moments to play with this fun ScientificAmerican infographic that represents the most talked about scientific papers of 2014 (including who was talking about them, and where).

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