• Science

    Procrastinator’s Guide to the Solar Eclipse

    I love to procrastinate. Actually, no. I hate it. But my brain is just SO good at getting me into that mode. So I totally understand if you are just now realizing that one of the biggest astronomical events of a lifetime is happening just a few days from now. If you’re not already tuned in to all things astronomy,…

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  • Risk, Radiation, and Airports

    With all of the news from Japan, and some additional information that’s been published, I thought it might be a nice time to revisit something I wrote last year about the “naked scanners” in use at airports. Most of what I feared in that post has come to pass. Many different accounts are available of disabled individuals humiliated, and rape…

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  • Touched by a Stranger

    So, I’m going to be flying several times over the next couple of months. And, as I’m sure you’ve heard, the TSA has now implemented a variety of different new screening techniques. From that article: “If a full-body scanning machine shows something strange or a passenger declines to go through the machine… an officer will perform a more personal search. …

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