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Tag Archives: AAAS Science

HELLO, CAN WE HEAR YOU NOW?

NASA’s RECENT announcement that there are signs of water on Mars is a long, long way from any chance that it has life as we know it. However, this news … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE URBANE ART OF DONALD MACKAY

THOUGH I’VE never been there, I know my way around New York City’s home of the Metropolitan Opera. What’s more, I have a good idea of what its Lincoln Center … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

IS PRIVACY GONE FOR GOOD?

SCIENCE MAGAZINE, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has part of its January 30, 2015, issue devoted to “The End of Privacy.” A dozen essays present … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

SCIENCE TIDBITS

CHERRY-PICKING SCIENCE can lead to deception. That is, sharing an interesting tidbit that stresses a single aspect of a complex matter obviously does not tell the full story. But it … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

BIG CATS, DOGS—AND A SEA OTTER?

BEING AT the top of the food web carries real ecological responsibilities. And I’m not talking about you or me. I’m talking about certain members of the order Carnivra, the … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

SCI-FI—OR IS IT CHILLINGLY NON-FI?

THERE’S A genre of science fiction that I enjoy, the near-term alternative-world variety. No alien invasions. No collisions of worlds. And no zombies, thank you. Just our own world gone … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

BEARS AND COUGARS OH MY

SEVERAL DAYS ago, I related “A Coyote Tale” (www.wp.me/p2ETap-1B6), based on an article in Science magazine, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The AAAS article, “Predators … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

A COYOTE TALE

IT’S ONE of North America’s more encouraging ecological tales: Coyotes are thriving. Never endangered, never protected, Canis latrans (Latin for “barking dog”) was once indigenous to roughly the U.S. Mountain … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 3 Comments