Category Archives: Science

The Cure for Deficits

Our Federal Deficit is in the headlines again. It’s a bi-i-i-g deal! (That’s why I’m capitalizing the F and the D). There’s talk everywhere of the fiscal cliff and debt ceilings and who should pay and what to cut … … Continue reading

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The 13-Link Chain Puzzle and Other Fun Posers

Last Friday at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) I met Gary Antonick, who writes a numbers blog for the New York Times, a fun blog that you must check out. I gave him a puzzle and he loved it so much … Continue reading

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“I Think We Found It”

On July 4 of this year an historic announcement was made to the world: “I think we have it!” The “it” was the elusive Higgs boson, something for which the physics community has been searching for decades to complete the … Continue reading

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The Job Creators?

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) is a wonderful Berkeley organization dedicated to the advancement and celebration of Mathematics and its beauty and its application in every day affairs. For example on October 26th (two weeks from today) they are convening … Continue reading

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Message to Fellow 1 Percenters

Wanna scare your Tea Party friends? Just yell “Big Government!“ The effect will be like throwing a slab of pork in a Taliban gathering. Or mailing a Dutch cartoon to an Egyptian lynch mob. Is the government too big? Are … Continue reading

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The Scenic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train

I love trains. When I was 10 years old we lived near a railroad yard in Saharanpur, India. In the evenings, along with my siblings, I would walk along the yard tracks and watch the mighty steam engines as they … Continue reading

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The GRIN Revolution – Cheap, Personalized Healthcare for the Billions

Some people don’t like Science. They think it dehumanizes us, mechanizes us and devalues our spirit, our aesthetics and our passions. It is heading our planet in the direction of ecological disaster, devastating wars, nuclear catastrophes, urban decay and continued … Continue reading

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Our Human Future – Green, Healthy, Prosperous, Abundant!

Thank God we have people like Sugata Mitra. Or Peter Diamandis. Or the hundreds of other pioneers who think like them and are transforming the world for the better. They have a vision of boundless optimism: a world of plenty, … Continue reading

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Resurrection – A Natural Adaptation in Yellowstone!

At Yellowstone Park (see my photo essay of recent trip) winter is a time of survival. The conditions are harsh and life must adapt to survive. In fact after the long, cold winter many animals who are at  less-than-peak fitness … Continue reading

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Winter in Yellowstone: A Place of Exquisite Beauty

Last week, along with a dozen other photographers, I made a trip to Yellowstone National Park. I found winter in Yellowstone to be a unique experience: it was cold, harsh, snowing. Temperatures ranged from -15°F to +20°F – even colder … Continue reading

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