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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Richard Feynman was widely hailed as the greatest physicist of the last half of the 20th century. He was a “physicist’s physicist,” meaning that he commanded uncommon respect throughout the physics community, not only for his published research but for … Continue reading
It’s easy to avoid traffic tickets. It’s more difficult to avoid traffic tickets while also getting where you’re going efficiently and quickly. The tips below – some old, some new – can help you avoid traffic tickets in a variety … Continue reading
Science Fact: Alzheimer prevention has been the goal of many researchers, but progress has been frustratingly slow. Two new studies report Alzheimer risk reduced by 35% to 82%, truly astounding results on the road to a cure for this disease. … Continue reading
Science Fact: A laser bug zapper sounds like the perfect accessory for your new barbecue. Yes, that one, the one that’s as big as your neighbor’s car. Imagine a perfect outdoor summer party, suffering no more disturbance than the zit-zit-zit of … Continue reading