Category Archives: Science

Coronavirus is now officially a pandemic. Here are ten things you should know.

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the global coronavirus outbreak had reached pandemic proportions, and Donald Trump, as you can read above, tweeted out that his administration was finally going to attempt a coordinated response. There are a number of things worth noting, but here are the first ten to come to mind. […]

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America’s scientists, told that research dollars are drying up and that they face new restrictions on how they discuss their work with the public, join the fight against Trump

While I loved the “I’d call Trump a cunt, but he lacks the depth and warmth” poster at this past weekend’s Women’s March on Washington, and the one the girl was holding that said “Have your wall, but our generation will tear it down,” I think this one (seen above) was my favorite… And, hopefully, […]

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Mike Pence, who believes smoking doesn’t kill, global warming is a myth, and there’s no such thing as evolution, may become the most powerful Vice President in American history

There are so many things I could write this evening about Donald Trump, the events unfolding in Cleveland, and what it all means for the future of humanity. I could write about last night’s seemingly accidental Nazi salute. [See Laura Ingrham above.] I could write about Congressman Steve King’s suggestion that minorities, which he referred […]

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“Art of Engineering for Girls” series to begin this Sunday in Ypsilanti

When I talked with science educator Cassie Byrd earlier this year as part of the Ypsi Immigration Interview project, we discussed the possibility, given her interest in teaching girls about science, and her experience at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, that she might get more involved locally with FLY Children’s Art Center. Well, I just […]

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On Asses, Asteroids, Pop Culture and Science

I hate popular culture. Yesterday, when I read about the European Space Agency’s Philae lander successfully touching down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, after traveling though space for over ten years, making it the first spacecraft to ever land on a comet nucleus, all I could think was, “It’s kind of just sitting there on that comet […]

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