A Fresh Look at the Cosmos?

Last week, San Diego enjoyed its yearly deluge of science-fiction, fantasy, and pop-culture during its yearly Comic-Con convention. And to be sure, there were thousands of attendees, lots of costumes and plenty of news about upcoming film and TV projects. I’ve never attended (the long lines just don’t seem worth it to me) but I…

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Chem Coach Carnival: Me

It probably went under your radar, but this week is National Chemistry Week and today (October 23rd) is Mole Day. Practically Mardi Gras among the scoopula & round-bottom flask crowd, don’cha know. The Beloved pointed out a blog challenge posted by @SeeArOh at Just Like Cooking called the Chem Coach Carnival in which chemists pass…

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Distasteful

I don’t drink a lot of soda. It’s something that I gave up about a decade ago. Never looked back, really. But I saw a couple of threads the other morning about Pepsi that caught my eye. Specifically, the accusation that Pepsi is using human fetal tissue in its sodas. Now, like many of us,…

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Is Perception Reality?

We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are. -Anais Nin. Last week, the Pew Research Center published the results of a survey of several thousand Americans on the perception of science in this country – half were professional scientists, half were not (i.e. the public). First the good news.  People…

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