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Great American Eclipse 2017

A Solar eclipse sweeping from coast to coast dominated Monday’s news in America. I saw headlines describing the event, weather in different states, how folks had prepared and how they reacted, and some of the science involved. It was nice … Continue reading

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Baryons, Gravity Waves

These are exciting, or disquieting, times. Which it is depends partly on how much a person likes living in a world where scientific knowledge is rapidly changing. I like it, a lot. CERN’s New Omega Baryons Baryons, Quarks, and Empedocles … Continue reading

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Pollution: Still Learning

Scientists found PCBs and PBDEs in deep-sea critters, armyworms are on the march in Africa, and Mexico City’s air isn’t as clean as we’d hoped. Rational concern seems reasonable. PCB in the Deep Blue Sea We’re Still Learning Armyworms March … Continue reading

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Gems, Metal, and Earth’s Core

The Fire of Australia, a whacking great chunk of opal, isn’t particularly interesting from a ‘science’ viewpoint. But I’m human, which is probably why anything big and shiny gets my attention: including that rock. Wrenching myself back on-topic, scientists found … Continue reading

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