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Late last month, Professor John Mainstone, who for more than half a century oversaw the University of Queensland, Australia's famous Pitch Drop experiment, passed away. Science cartoonist Maki Naro's tribute to the late scientist is just perfect.


Writes Naro on his website:

Most tragically, Mainstone died without ever catching the experiment at the moment a drop fell. No easy task, the act was only recently captured by the Trinity College version of the experiment, under the watchful eye of a webcam. But he himself knew the greater scope of the experiment. The words in the sixth panel are his, and it would serve him well to see them passed on.


Read more, and see more of Naro's awesome work, over at Sci-ənce.

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