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A Saint, Genesis, Animals, Me and Being Human

Today’s Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time. It’s also Saint Apollonia’s feast day. She’s one of several folks killed in 249, during an Alexandrian effort to stamp out Christian influences. Emperor Decius put imperial clout behind such efforts, … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Science News Stories For 2020

I’m seeing “The Best of,” “Top 10” and “2020 Top” headlines in my news feed: as usual for late December. Instead of waiting for someone else to highlight this year’s science news stories, I’m making my own ‘top 10’ list. … 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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