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In What Direction is Science Headed?

During the early to mid 1800s, science was the playground of the rich. And the playground of those who, otherwise, did not need to pursue secular work. Two examples of this were, Sir Humphry Davy, the discoverer of many of the elements of the Periodic T
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Posted by on March 15, 2018

Does Dream Content Become More Rigid As We Age?

Sometimes scientists speculate along science-related lines. That's OK as long as the fact that it's just speculation is made clear to the audience. Well I want to speculate. And it's about dreams, the topic I tend to bore people with. Last night I slept f
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Posted by on February 19, 2018

Win the Battle of the Mosquito: Cut Off Its Rations

I've noticed a shortage of mosquitoes where I live. How so? I've forgotten how many months it has been see I was last aware of being bitten! So when I was asked to do some research on mosquitoes and leaf infusion teas and their effect, pro or con, on the
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Posted by on February 18, 2018

Capillaries - How Do They Work?

Well, I just finished a time-consuming project that took much patience in writing and in generating MS-Paint images. The title is Capillary Action from the Forces of Adhesion and Cohesion I cross-linked it with a Decoded Science piece I had written earli
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Posted by on February 9, 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