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Roger Turner
Historian of science and technology, Curator of , birder, hitched to everything else in the universe.
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Roger Turner 19h
I’d tell you a knock-knock joke, but it doesn’t fit this format.
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Roger Turner Nov 26
Staying home and not seeing anyone outside my bubble today.
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Roger Turner Nov 25
The dangers of mindwills.
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Roger Turner Nov 25
Pictured: a turkey who shouldn’t be pardoned and a stunning bird.
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Roger Turner Nov 24
Replying to @CarlyASilver
Thanks! Really glad to know about primary sources that give overviews. I'm dreaming of a scholar who has already done the synthesis, but maybe that person will have to be me?
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Roger Turner Nov 24
Anybody know of scholarship on how the New Deal, esp WPA, affected science? Have found pieces on WPA and archeology, but $$ also went to meteorology projects, lab sciences, sci bibliography, etc.
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Roger Turner Nov 23
Is this your picture, Kevin? I found the same warning in the "Humor" file of Nobel chemist John Fenn in the archives .
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Roger Turner Nov 20
Replying to @TrudyKarlson
Aw thanks!
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Roger Turner Nov 20
Replying to @RogerTurner13
A zebra swallowtail.
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Roger Turner Nov 20
What do you get when you cross an ouroboros with a zebra?
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Roger Turner Nov 20
A totally fair point! Accountingwise, state gas taxes are directed to a specific account, which pays out to PennDOT and municipalities for road work (and for the State Patrol, apparently).
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Roger Turner Nov 20
The argument for it, is that since gas taxes pay for part of road up-keep, electric vehicle owners aren't paying for the roads they also use. But these fees have been steadily pushed by fossil fuel companies, ALEC, and other groups fighting to damage the climate.
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Roger Turner Nov 20
Where are the kids always ready for bed? In the pajamas-on rainforest.
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Roger Turner Nov 19
Replying to @SumanSeth42
Older now, but The Instrumental Revolution is a very useful edited volume that explores how electronic instruments changed chemistry practice from biochem to env monitoring to phys chem research. Holds together better than many edited volumes.
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Roger Turner Nov 19
Replying to @moiragweigel
English muffin pizzas
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Roger Turner Nov 19
Hmm. 's new biography on Harold Urey should be good on the Cold War context, plus rich footnotes.
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Roger Turner Nov 18
Can’t wait to see this! The best computer historians writing awesome stuff in one place.
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Roger Turner Nov 18
If you need a barge pulled up the Thames, check out the tower of London.
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Roger Turner Nov 17
Silent Cal!
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Roger Turner Nov 16
Replying to @marisollebron
A very great genius grant!
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