Oceans of Opportunity

Day: October 15, 2012

the literal ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ of stunt science

Yes, yesterday I was among the 8 million viewers glued to the live feed from Felix Baumgartner’s capsule as he took the plunge from 128,000 feet. While I was right there with him in spirit, I have been troubled by the ‘record-setting’ mantra associated with this, and other recent science events. Doing science outside in…

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