Category Archives: discursive detours

Transient Ischemic Attack?

I’m still recovering from what happened a week ago. The excitement started late Thursday evening, August 2. A small patch on my tongue’s underside went numb, as if I’d had Novocain/procaine. I mentioned the sensation — lack of sensation, actually … Continue reading

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Found: a ‘Baby Planet’

Pictures of PDS 70b show a planet that’s still forming. It’s the youngest planet scientists have imaged so far. They figure studying it will help them learn more about how planetary systems develop. I think they’re right. Attitudes and assumptions … Continue reading

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Another Student Suicide

I can see why a young man like Edward Senior would choose Swansea University. Swansea’s website promises a nearly-ideal environment for students aspiring to careers in medical sciences and practices. “Swansea achieves highest rating for learning and teaching “Swansea University … Continue reading

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Power and Climate

Pope Francis told oil company executives what he thinks about clean energy, climate change and social justice. What he said reminded me of London’s pea soup fog, horses, smog and why we have environmental laws. I’ve seen several published reactions … Continue reading

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