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As in all business trips I make for AHV, credit cards are used as much as possible because it gives me a written account of... [Read More]
This week the chemical giant Monsanto was hit with a staggering $289 million judgment as a result of its herbicide Roundup. Like the tobacco companies... [Read More]
Sometimes human activity is not the only agency leading to global warming. The Earth's climate can be affected by natural causes that are external to... [Read More]
Something bad is happening to Mars this week that may cause trouble for one of the rovers exploring rocky surface. A sudden 15.8-million-square-mile dust storm... [Read More]
When I worked as a young engineer in the 1970s I had to wear a tie. My boss said it shows a certain degree of... [Read More]
At the end of a DVD movie last night I tried to switch the TV off using the remote that came with the set. Since... [Read More]
They say if you break a mirror you will have seven years of bad luck. A strange superstition, of course, but one rooted more in... [Read More]
A black hole is a region of space exhibiting such strong gravitational forces that nothing can escape from inside it. This includes any form of... [Read More]
Trees in Elko County are a rarity. When lucky enough to have a few on your property you pamper them like children, hoping they make... [Read More]
New lava continues to pour down on Hawaii's Big Island this week demolishing homes, engulfing cars and burning trees. Dramatic video with red flowing rivers... [Read More]
On May 1, 1924, the first iodized salt in the U.S. went on sale at grocers in Michigan state. The table salt, packaged in familiar... [Read More]
My father must have bought the crystal rectifier at one of the local electronics stores that dotted Long Island in the 1960s. The kind that... [Read More]
On a cold winters night in Elko a snifter of Echte Kroatzbeere hits the spot. Made from pure wild blackberries, this liqueur is one of... [Read More]
A few weeks ago at one of Mira's gatherings of family and friends someone asked me to explain the difference between brandy and sherry because... [Read More]
We used to offer a class at Great Basin College called Introduction to Organic Chemistry — a concise and practical course and one I started... [Read More]
It's hard to believe in this day and age that nobody really knows what the heaviest element in the world is. This uncertainty caused me... [Read More]
Production has begun on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' $42 million Long Now Foundation project to build a mechanical clock that will last 10,000 years. Ticking... [Read More]
If you enjoy eating Indian food, you will be happy with this exciting news. A study published last week by UCLA found that daily consumption... [Read More]
The process of milk pasteurization was adopted in a time when millions of people became sick and died of diseases like tuberculosis, scarlet fever, typhoid... [Read More]
Something odd was discovered last week in the Orion Nebula. Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered the largest known population of brown dwarfs... [Read More]