Lunacy

The full Moon drives some insane, hence the word.  Apparently still true, since there has been a lot of silliness over the largest full Moon of the last few years.  “Supermoon!”  A general misunderstanding that the Moon moves in an … Continue reading

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For love of dark skies

Even though we are not that far from civilization, still….a pretty dark sky.  Took my nephew out to watch a nice Iridium flare.  Nice to have a sky that still looked DARK even on a thirty second exposure.  I might … Continue reading

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For Science! Part 2

Science works!  The egg survived the drop at MLK uncracked.  So we tested, refined our model, designed, and then replicated our results.  Yeah!

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For Science!

Sometimes I think we don’t have an entirely normal household.  Sure, we watch football games….but you could have found me this weekend helping the 11th grade student find the correct nosecone length to keep an egg from breaking after a  … Continue reading

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Medical research and money

The new Scientific American has an article about the links between drug companies and drug research. Money is an important factor in research.  Especially here, where millions of dollars are at stake. Makes for an interesting read, especially when noted … Continue reading

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Science and Truth

Sometimes people – even those who should know better – try to put forth the idea that Science only goes by evidence based Truth.  They then proceed to complain that whichever political side is in power is perverting science or … Continue reading

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Our name is Ozymandias

“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away –The ending lines of  … Continue reading

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