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Monthly Archives: March, 2020

ASSESSING OUR LADY

THE GOAL OF RESTORING Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral by 2024 has encouraged scientific analyses of this historical building. Science, March 13, 2020, devoted a major article to these endeavors. Here … Continue reading

March 27, 2020 · 2 Comments

OUR NATIONAL ADDLED UNCLE

IT IS A concern when an addled uncle upsets family gatherings with irrationality on one thing or another. It is even more an embarrassment when our national leader behaves this … Continue reading

March 26, 2020 · 3 Comments

MOUSER DESCENDANTS MAKE GOOD IN MADAGASCAR

THE ISLAND OF Madagascar in the Indian Ocean has no indigenous cat populations. But it does have an elusive feline twice the size of a house cat. Researchers say this … Continue reading

March 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

PASTIME WITH GOOD COMPANY

GIVEN COVID-19’S SUGGESTED pastime at home sans company, I got to thinking about fulfilling ways to hunker down. Recently here I cited armchair travel. Today, tidbits touch on Henry VIII … Continue reading

March 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

ON EQUALITY, MATHWISE AND OTHERWISE PART 1

“THE SQUARE OF the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.” Apart from giving us the pun about squaws sleeping on various hides, … Continue reading

March 22, 2020 · 2 Comments

INTERNATIONAL AIR RACES AND POLITICS—1920

THE ROAR OF the Roaring Twenties could well have been airplanes setting new records. World War I aviation technology would be transformed into peaceful endeavors of air mail and the … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · 2 Comments