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Poison

The Indian Krait is third in our list of World’s most Venomous snakes.It has enlarged hexagonal vertebral scales and there are narrow white crossbars on the back more or less distinct in pairs. Its scales are shiny. Its neck is … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Sons

I read this in The Huffington Post… If you haven’t already seen it, click the title to open the whole article. And be glad we don’t live in India! A Letter to My Sons About Stopping Rape  by Magda Pecsenye … Continue reading

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Ten Most Disturbing Scientific Discoveries

  The Ten Most Disturbing Scientific Discoveries | Science & Nature | Smithsonian Magazine.

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Only Perfect Rest

I have already written about the crayon tribute and the angel memorials in Newtown.  I ended by saying that, although my heart goes out to the grieving parents, I have no prayers to offer in comfort. That is a great … Continue reading

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Santa: Math and Science

NORAD has for many years maintained a Christmas Eve tradition of tracking Santa by satellite as he allegedly travels around the world. What began as a clever spoof has evolved in to a major operation, with volunteers manning the phones … Continue reading

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Rudolph: shunned, bullied, exploited

The Christmas season tests my patience in many ways. My taste in music and an unfortunate habit of listening… really listening… to lyrics are an example. Consider Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The unfortunate title character is shunned and mocked … Continue reading

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December Requiem

The “Montreal Massacre” happened twenty-three years ago to-day. I remember too clearly the shock and horror of this terrible news report. There have been other horrific mass shootings of random victims since then, but this was the first I knew … Continue reading

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