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Sir Isaac Netwotn’s three laws of motion. Three states of matter (solid, liquid, gas). We live on the third rock from the sun. Our metric system of measurement uses metre, litre, and gram. Morse code is a reliable system as the signal is made up of only three parts – a long ‘on’, the dash; a short ‘on’, the dot; and an ‘off’ signal. Do you know what SOS means in Morse code?

How small can a genome be and still remain functional?

Henry Gee investigates

 

Tuesday April 24, 2001 The Guardian

 

Once upon a time, many hundreds of millions of years ago, a few bacteria – a committee of microbes – got together to form the first eukaryote, the first cell with an organised nucleus.

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THREE CHEERS FOR THE RED, GREEN, & BLUE!

Red, green, and blue are the colors that the first astronauts to Mars might plant there. The three colors were chosen recently by the Mars Society for its first Martian flag. The Mars Society is a group of scientists and laypeople whose goal is promoting the exploration and settlement of the Red Planet. Continue reading THREE CHEERS FOR THE RED, GREEN, & BLUE!