Anthropometric Laboratory

About Galton’s first Anthropometric Laboratory situated in a corner of the International Health Exhibition in Kensington, London. 1884–1885 × Dismiss alert Fact History Book More Fact In 1888, a reporter from the Pall Mall Gazette paid a visit to Galton’s Anthropometric Laboratory in London, where instruments developed by Galton measured the physical and mental characteristicsContinue reading “Anthropometric Laboratory”

Open Government

2007 “It’s like ‘CSI,’ only it’s in records,” says Neil Carmichael, the supervisory archivist. “You never know what you’re going to get.” The work, says Jeanne Schauble, is “esoteric,” all about arcane rules and layers of document review. She holds the rather Orwellian title of director of the Initial Processing and Declassification Division at theContinue reading “Open Government”

The Past

2018 “The reconstruction of past climate provides an opportunity to learn how the Earth system responded to high concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). To obtain information about the state of the atmosphere before instrumental records began, combinations of proxies are used in which physical characteristics of past environmental conditions are preserved. Tiny bubbles ofContinue reading “The Past”