Doodle Science - May 2019

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sarracenia leucophylum
Sarracenia leucophylum, a north american pitcherplant. These magnificent leaves are the traps the plant makes to catch flies and other bugs. Standing 40 cm tall and spectacular, these plants have had a bit of a bad time in thier swampy habitat due to drainage and collecting for the cut flower trade.

Great Dates in Sci and Tech for May

1st 1753 ~ Lineaus first publishes his Species Plantarum and so gets systematic naming of the natural world going.
4th 1975 ~ Gates and Allen form Microsoft
2nd 1933 ~ First sighting of the Loch Ness monster. Did they or didn't they? One thing is for certain, nobody has caught it.
5th 1925 ~ John Scopes is arrested in Tennessee for teaching evolution and in 1804 the High Possil Meteorite is the first recorded meteorite fall in Scotland.
7th 1795~ France adopts the metre as the basic unit of length measurement.
11th 1905 ~Einstein unveils special relativity.
17th 1902 ~ Spiridion Stais finds the Antikethyra mechanism.
24th 1849 ~ Morse transmits the first telegraph message from Baltimore to Washington.
29th 1919 ~ Arthur Eddington takes measurements of stars during an eclipse to test Einsteins theory of relativity.

Things in the sky this month.

May 4 - New Moon.
May 6, 7 - Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower.
May 18 - Full Moon,

Interesting links

Some things to do with Water

Ancient Chinese Science

10 wonderful extinct birds

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