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How It's Made

One of my favorite shows on TV is How It’s Made. I love the behind the scenes play-by-play they give for everything from apple pies to zeppelins (okay, maybe they have never actually done zeppelins but I did see one on… 561 more words

Biomedical Illustration

Summer's Coming! Let's Get TAN!!!

Now, most of my readers know that I’m a little ol’ lady living in an old folks home, but don’t count me out yet…in fact listen to your elders.  737 more words


#92. Find and read from cover to cover a magazine about science or some branch of science

IDEA #92. Go to a library or a bookstore (or maybe ask a science teacher at your school) to find and read from cover to cover a magazine about science or some branch of science. 278 more words

The World And Its Cultures

Would you rather be right or provocative: the case of Steve Fuller

Philosopher Daniel Dennett once asked: Would you rather be remembered for being right about something, or for being “original and provocative?”

I’ve been mulling over Dennett’s conundrum in the aftermath of a recent visit to Stevens of Steve Fuller, a sociologist at the University of Warwick. 591 more words

Volume Cxii

Can You Solve This?

Overall this week seemed to be a little more relaxed than usual. Tuesday, after completing a pretty neutral “quiz” in statistics I decided to catch up on some of my magazine subscriptions. 330 more words


Spring Fever Yoga

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want — oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!

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Mind of the Meditator

Mind of the Meditator

by Matthieu Ricard, Antoine Lutz, and Richard J. Davidson, Scientific American, 2014

A year or two ago, I started reading about meditation, and tried it on my own.  51 more words