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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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Brains and Ethics

Revived pig brains, memory backups and ethical questions have been in the news. It sounds like a B movie scenario, but the research is quite real. So are the questions. I’ll be talking about research, technology, and why I’m glad … Continue reading

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Ammonites, Dinosaurs, and Us

Today’s world is remarkable for a lack of dinosaurs. Big ones, anyway. Those critters would have been among the first things someone would notice here for upwards of 200,000,000 years. Then, about 66,000,000 years back, something awful happened. The only … Continue reading

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SETI: What If?

Contacting extraterrestrial intelligence, meeting people whose ancestors developed on another world, has been a staple of pulp fiction for generations. Lately, it’s become a matter for serious discussion. I’ll be looking at an op-ed’s take on how learning that we’re … Continue reading

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