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Category Archives: Sci-Tech

THE 1918–1919 FLU PANDEMIC

IT’S FLU season. Wife Dottie and I have got our shots. I recommend the same to SimanaitisSays readers, even those who may be shot-challenged for whatever reason. By way of … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

(WO)MEN OF MATHEMATICS

IN KEEPING with the book’s title, E.T. Bell’s classic Men of Mathematics has only 24 women out of the more than 300 personages listed in its index. As a source … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

WHAT’S YOUR STATE’S OFFICIAL FOSSIL?

NO FAIR if you just name some geriatric neighbor who complains about your loud music. I mean a genuine preserved relic from a previous geologic age. Wikipedia has a list … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · 4 Comments

WILL THE REAL BRYNHILDR PLEASE STAND UP

SCIENCE IS an on-going and self-correcting process of seeking truth. A curious example of this occurred with events of 1000 years ago, the 1880s, and only a few weeks ago. … Continue reading

September 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

ON BUSINESS EFFICIENCIES

TWO ARTICLES offered related examples of how today’s businesses are enhancing their efficiency. An OpEd piece by Thomas L. Friedman in The New York Times, September 27, 2017, discusses, among … Continue reading

September 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

CROCS BUTCHING UP

ECOLOGICALLY, ALL living things are related, sometimes to their benefit, other times not. This is exemplified by an article in the September 1, 2017, issue of Science, the American Association … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

SEA ALIENS

THE OCTOPUS is as near to intelligent alien life as anything found on this planet. I’ve learned about two books that explain this outlandish statement. The London Review of Books, … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · 1 Comment