Science in everyday life —
news, comment & fiction

I’m Art Chester. As a scientist, I write about technology in our lives, both Science Fact and Science Speculation. As Urno Barthel, I write fiction about life in the research laboratory. Comments and guest posts are always welcome. Posts within the last month will display a comment form – for older posts, comment by sending me a note on the Contacts page and I will post it for you.

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Declaration of Independence from Political Rants

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Science Fact. Political rants are one of the downsides of the enhanced communications that the Internet, e-mail and social media have made possible. While we scan the news, the jokes, the family photos, the joys and sorrows of our friends, … Continue reading

Charity 1 – Charity Overhead

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Charity overhead costs generate outrage, apologies, finger-pointing and, rarely, commendation. Charity Overhead is the first of a two-part post about charities – part two covers Charity Ratings. Intellectually, everyone knows that it costs money to run organization. Charity overhead is … Continue reading

Invisible Body or Out Of Body – You Choose

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Science Fact: Who has not wanted to be invisible, at least some time in their life? To be the fly on the wall observing some private moment. To gracefully avoid an embarrassing situation. To experience the power of seeing without … Continue reading