Monthly Archives: September 2016

Europa, Mars, and Someday the Stars

Scientists think they’ve detected more plumes of water, shooting up from near Europa’s south pole. It’s early days, but we may have found a comparatively easy way to collect samples from the Jovian moon’s subsurface ocean. Stephen Hawking says humanity … Continue reading

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Amos and Social Justice

I think social justice is a good idea. I’d better explain that. I think acting as if people matter is a good idea: all people, not just the ‘right’ ones. I’ll be talking about “the poor of the land,” private … Continue reading

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The Minden Monster, What Killed Lucy

The ‘Minden Monster,’ a whacking great carnivore that lived about a hundred million years before T. Rex, is in the news again. Studying it will help scientists work out details of megalosaur development. I’m fascinated by that sort of thing. … Continue reading

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Shopping Center Attack: Why I Care

Saturday night’s attack in a St. Cloud shopping center was uncomfortably close to home. Crossroads Mall is about an hour down the road from where I live, and a place I’ve enjoyed visiting. Only one person died, the attacker: a … Continue reading

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