After a frustrating day of watching Republican ‘termites’ boring incessantly into the heart-wood of America, I amuse myself by chasing our country’s national symbol and asking if I can take their photograph. It wasn’t too long ago that these amazing...
The irony is that such people use the fruits of science daily, such as televisions, cell phones and the internet to wage their war against that evil practice of science.
After the Big Bang came the Great Darkness. In indescribable darkness, matter raced away from itself in all directions, pushing space into being as it did so. Darkly, it spun and coalesced, exploded and merged, exploded again, grew heavier,...
One of the things I found out about years ago that too many people have not heard of today is how you can use your computer's idle CPU time to advance science. It all started when the SETI...

Pillow Talk

Let me be clear: I hate sleep.
"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left." - Einstein My morning yesterday was like so many others, riding a crowded train out from suburban Tokyo to neighboring Yokohama...
  While scientists remain puzzled as to the cause of  the dramatic decline in honeybee populations in North America and elsewhere, some are speculating the cause may very much be human related; however, not technological, but  philosophical. It appears that...
"We and the other networks are suing because of the incredible losses we've suffered due to Americans not suffering incredible losses."

Science vs. The GOP

Safe to say more Americans have died from the flu in the past two weeks than from Ebola. Why are they not fear mongering about the flu?
"My own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose." -J.B.S. Haldane, geneticist and evolutionary biologist Let's imagine a world very different from our own. The only thing on this...

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