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Seismologist Jessica Irving uses massive earthquakes to unlock secrets of the outer core

By applying new data and Princeton’s supercomputers to the classic question of what lies beneath our feet, Princeton seismologist Jessica Irving and an international team of colleagues have developed a new model for the Earth’s outer core, a liquid iron region deep in the Earth. (more…)

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Creative classroom: In ‘books of secrets,’ historian’s students find an unexpected past

One afternoon Nell Meosky ’14 was sitting at a table in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library with her classmates in the undergraduate seminar “Spies, Secrets, and Science.” She eagerly began to leaf through pages of a late medieval text, when an exclamation of “Wait!” by her professor, Paola Bertucci, made her take pause.

The text, Bertucci explained to her students, was the famous Voynich manuscript, an illustrated codex penned in an unknown writing system that has baffled scholars and fired the imaginations of people around the world. Carbon-dated to the early 15th century, the manuscript was acquired by the Beinecke Library in 1969, and Bertucci wanted her students to know that what they were seeing — and touching — is a rare treasure. (more…)

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Secrets to Winterizing Your Boat

When fall comes around, it’s a sign that it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your boat.  You might get to use it for another month or so, depending on where you live, but those in colder climates should winterize their boat sooner rather than later.  Winterizing it will keep your boat protected from the ice and snow until next spring.  You don’t want to have to look for a new boat for sale because yours has been damaged, so be sure to prepare it for the cold.  Here are some of the basic steps to take to keep your boat safe.

Make a List of Everything that Needs to be Done

You need to make certain that everything you need to do to winterize your boat gets done, so many experts suggest making a checklist.  This will also help you remember what you need to purchase to winterize your boat and when to do each step. (more…)

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