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We Need a Modern George Washington Carver

Why do I say we need a modern George Washington Carver? Because that humble, but persistent man devoted himself to taking a simple peanut and finding every manner of use for it, so that it became a most valuable natural resource. Today, many feel there ar
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Posted by on January 4, 2018

Black Ice - Why So Slippery?

I'm just a little crazy. No wonder I developed a Science site I call QuirkyScience. Well one of my original ideas (presuming there is no one else out there quite so loony) has to do with the slipperiness of ice. Of course black ice is just the worst! So w
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Posted by on December 20, 2017

I Was a Mad Scientist with a Home Lab. What Could Go Wrong?

As a young fellow, I had a leaning toward science, fostered in me by the Bell Lab Science series of movies. In fact, they are still accessible online. And for the most part they are still considered accurate! Well, my first inclination is not what I wound
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Posted by on January 17, 2018

I Was a Mad Scientist with a Home Lab. What Could Go Wrong?

As a young fellow, I had a leaning toward science, fostered in me by the Bell Lab Science series of movies. In fact, they are still accessible online. And for the most part they are still considered accurate! Well, my first inclination is not what I wound
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Posted by on January 17, 2018

We Need a Modern George Washington Carver

Why do I say we need a modern George Washington Carver? Because that humble, but persistent man devoted himself to taking a simple peanut and finding every manner of use for it, so that it became a most valuable natural resource. Today, many feel there ar
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Posted by on January 4, 2018

Black Ice - Why So Slippery?

I'm just a little crazy. No wonder I developed a Science site I call QuirkyScience. Well one of my original ideas (presuming there is no one else out there quite so loony) has to do with the slipperiness of ice. Of course black ice is just the worst! So w
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Posted by on December 20, 2017

Is the Appendix a Vestigial Organ?

As a child, I was always told the appendix, that little organ associated with the intestinal tract, was an unimportant, essentially useless yet remaining "vestigial" organ.The so-called Intelligentsia are often quick to render judgements, unfortunately. It
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Posted by on November 9, 2017

Are Males at Risk of Extinction?

Males and females are born such. Despite so-called trans-gender surgeries, human chromosomal information remains unchanged. Nevertheless, is it possible the male is in danger whether or not surgery is performed due to an inherent chromosomal defect, a defe
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Posted by on October 29, 2017

Ever Frozen Your Tongue to a Spoon?

When I was young (how many decades ago?) I once went to the freezer, opened a box of ice cream (probably Breyers), dug a spoon deep inside, and put the spoon on my tongue. Was I shocked! I couldn't take it off! It's funny what can scare you, isn't it? I
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Posted by on July 5, 2017

Water – The Most Important Substance on Earth

Scientists seek to discover other planets that could sustain life. Life as we know it depends foremost on one chemical compound—water!Water is certainly essential. It is also unique in its amazing collection of properties. It is a joy for the chemist
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Posted by on June 25, 2017

Lakes near an active volcano, once it erupts, can lead to the lake being oxygen deprived. Inspired by the latest Post by Vince Summers

I just read an article by Vince Summers: link provided below: http://personapaper.com/article/47398-the-mt-st-helens-post-explosion And it inspired me to write this article about the possibility of oxygen deprived water to make possible the existence of
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Posted by on June 8, 2017

The Mt. St. Helens Post Explosion

When I was still working for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, we were told certain employees were to be required to receive special safety training. Wouldn't you know I'd be one of the ones who got stuck with that? It meant I had to go to the Wind
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Posted by on June 7, 2017

I actually fell asleep while watching a lecture on global climate change

The thing is, I am very enthusiastic as to the possibilities of reducing global climate and it looks as if Climate Expert Jim Hansen indicated that the younger generation is facing the most challenging time of their age group. The charts and graph
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Posted by on May 21, 2017