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Perseverance on Mars: February 18, 2021

(Mars 2020 getting ready for launch last year.) I’ll be looking at NASA’s Mars 2020 Ingenuity helicopter, the spacecraft, and an experimental oxygen generator. With a quick look at news of the mission’s landing this afternoon. Outward Bound: July 30, … Continue reading

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Couney’s Baby Incubators vs. the Progressive Era

(Babies under glass at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific-Exposition, Seattle, Washington. (1909)) Martin A. Couney was not your typical Progressive Era American doctor. For one thing, Couney may not have been an officially-approved doctor. He said that he’d studied under Dr Pierre-Constant Budin. … Continue reading

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Rereading Christopher Marlowe’s “Doctor Faustus”

“Dr. Faustus” keeps coming back. Christopher Marlowe’s play, I mean, not Johann Georg Faust. J. G. Faust lived five centuries back. Give or take a bit. Extracting his biography from folk legends, chapbooks and assorted other retellings? I’ll leave that … Continue reading

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Beirut Blast: Ammonium Nitrate and Human Nature

Update (August 12, 2020) “Beirut port resumes partial operations a week after explosion” Al Jazeera (August 12, 2020) “…According to Lebanon’s caretaker economy minister, the port is now operating to unload vessels for merchants. “‘There are 12 cranes out of … Continue reading

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