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Category Archives: Sci-Tech

SNIFFING OUT A MYTH

IT IS CONVENTIONAL wisdom that many mammals, dogs especially, have far better senses of smell than humans. However, recent research suggests that this is a myth perpetrated by 19th-century science … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

A TALE OF AIRCRAFT CARRIER TECHNOLOGY

I’M NOT surprised that the guy who prefers coal to renewables is also in favor of steam over electromagnetics. Indeed, his latest encounter with science and technology is textbook Trump. … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

HAVE YOU DONE AS WELL AS YOUR PARENTS?

IT IS THE hope of parents that their kids will, in some sense, do better than they’ve done. The metric might be wealth, education, status or general happiness. Alas, according … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

A CANINE FAMILY CIRCLE

A FAMILY CIRCLE that was developed at the National Human Genome Research Institute has been called a tour-de-force of Canine lupus familiaris evolution. The most extensive research of its kind … Continue reading

May 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

HOW GREEN MY STASH?

MARIJUANA AND ITS non-psychoactive hemp sibling are becoming big business around the world. These are the two species of the genus Cannabis, each originally cultivated in Eurasia 8500 years ago. … Continue reading

May 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

HEDGEHOGS AND FOXES

THE ANCIENT GREEK poet Archilochus remarked that a fox knows many things, whereas a hedgehog knows only one big thing. Twentieth-century philosopher Isaiah Berlin expanded on this idea in The … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

MARCH FOR SCIENCE—FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA

MARCHES FOR SCIENCE took place yesterday, Earth Day, April 22, 2017. They started in New Zealand and Australia and ran through time zones around the world. In Berlin, a March … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 · 1 Comment