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Remembering Sagan

Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence: 2 Posted on November 12, 2012 by motleydragon I wrote about Carl Sagan last year as well.  Here are the links. Michael Shermer and his colleagues are keeping Sagan’s valuable work alive. The website and the … Continue reading

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A Universe Not Made for Us

Carl Sagan was born on November 9, 1934.  This year would have marked only his 79th birthday. After suffering from a kind of leukemia, and receiving three bone marrow transplants, Sagan died of pneumonia at the age of 62.  An … Continue reading

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Seeing the unseen

Slow-motion photography What makes a camera slo-mo? According to the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), high-speed photography is defined as a camera capable of 128 frames per second or greater.  For the Phantom, that is child’s play, … Continue reading

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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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Light Travels

“We all know that light travels faster than sound. That’s why certain people appear bright until you hear them speak.” Albert Einstein

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Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

Here are some conversational tidbits, courtesy of The Smithsonian magazine,  for the next barbecue you attend! As kids we were told that eating bananas would attract mosquitoes, and recent rumor promotes carrying a dryer sheet in one’s pocket.  If these … Continue reading

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Voice of Reason

Always Question Authority is a blog that challenges thoughtful response. On its home page it states, “This blog is for the well-informed, and well-read with an independence of mind that place a high value on reason, critical thought, and general intellectualism.” High … Continue reading

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