Mattel ends rainforest destruc...

Nov 8, 2011 by

On October 5, 2011, after a four month Greenpeace campaign, Mattel has instructed its suppliers to avoid wood fiber from...

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The Brain Collector

Nov 3, 2011 by

Why do we forget so much of what happens to us every day? One neuroscientist at UC San Diego’s Brain Observatory is studying...

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Pike’s Peak: Promises, P...

Oct 15, 2011 by

Here are a few photos from my hike up the Barr Trail to Barr Camp, which is 6.5 miles and 3,800 vertical feet, or a little better...

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Thoughts on aging

Oct 7, 2011 by

I associate aging with deterioration, disease, and suffering. Loss of mental and physical agility is inevitable. The indignities of...

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Some Bugs I’ve Met Along...

Aug 16, 2011 by

Or How To Make Friends With Methicillan Resistant Staphylococcus Auerus (MRSA) I bounced from one side of the hard ambulance gurney...

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Kangaroo Cuddle

Aug 10, 2011 by

What can kangaroos teach us about neonatal care? David and Kate Ogg found out when their baby, Jamie, was born barely clinging to...

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The Amazing … Snow Flea?...

Aug 8, 2011 by

Its said that great things come in little packages, and the incredible Snow Flea is called a “Spring tail” is no...

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Cynicism is a cinch

Jun 29, 2011 by

I have come to a realization. Cynicism is a cinch! Perhaps you know some people who are true masters of cynicism. Let me help you...

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Liar Liar Plants on Fire

Jun 22, 2011 by

If a human tells a lie while hooked up to a polygraph machine, they will probably get busted. That’s because telling a lie apparently...

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Terraform Earth

Jun 8, 2011 by

“Terra-forming” – that’s a theory about taking a world like mars and making it Earth-like. It’s a fascinating scientific...

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Poison Control

May 18, 2011 by

It had to be the year 1943. In those days, a fellow had to be twelve years old to be a Boy Scout. So when I turned twelve, I joined...

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The Shortcut

May 18, 2011 by

We all have to pull our thoughts together sometimes. We have to wander in our heads to find the correct road to the destination...

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Messages From Beyond? 9/11 Fam...

Apr 20, 2011 by

by GEOFF MARTZ and LAUREN PUTRINO The first time Lisa O’Brien knew something bizarre was happening was when she found her...

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Warrior Baboons Give Peace a C...

Apr 13, 2011 by

                  By: Robert M. Sapolsky The evolutionary biologist Theodosius...

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The science of empathy

Mar 30, 2011 by

By Professor Simon Baron-Cohen for The Guardian When I was seven years old, my father told me the Nazis had turned Jews into...

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Quantum Pigeon: There’s No Pla...

Mar 30, 2011 by

In New York City, we tend to think (affectionately) of pigeons as kind of dirty, irritating birds—-but no one can deny that they can...

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First You Learn to Tie Your Sh...

Mar 23, 2011 by

http://www.momentscount.com/Audio_Podcast/2010/TieYourShoes.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:03 —...

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Mind and Brain A New Tool for ...

Mar 16, 2011 by

By Jesse Prinz for Scientific American Did you ever get the giggles during a religious service or some other serious occasion? Did...

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How To Be Organized: Set your ...

Mar 9, 2011 by

When you wake up in the morning and every blessed to-do on your to-do list is crying out “Pay attention to me first!” how...

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Words have power

Mar 9, 2011 by

Words have power. In my line of work, I constantly see the positive and negative impact of words on the psyche. Words build. Words...

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The Rhythms and Cycles of Life

Mar 2, 2011 by

Some thoughts on the rhythms and cycles of birth and death… Last night I received a call from my brother, telling me that my...

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The skin gun – just days...

Feb 16, 2011 by

                  In the video below from National Geographic, stem cells taken from the...

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Land on “Goldilocks” Planet fo...

Jan 18, 2011 by

The alien planet Gliese 581g set off a firestorm of controversy in 2010 when astronomers loudly declared it to be the first truly...

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New Year, New You

Dec 16, 2010 by

As we are about to enter the second decade of the 21st century (where did the FIRST one go????), it is good to get a little...

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