Science in everyday life –
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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. Read the posts, add your reply. Read the fiction, tell me what you think. Submit your own posts, and connect with me. This is your site too!
Science Fact: Plants listen! They don’t have ears or brains. And they don’t have a nervous system, although they have internal communication systems that may play that kind of a role. Nevertheless, plants listen and react to specific sounds. Let’s … Continue reading
Wine Tasting Wine tasting is a topic that never gets out of date! It’s fun, it’s delicious, it’s sociable. And the wine tasting process itself involves so many dimensions besides smell and taste. Charles South alerted me to a well-written … Continue reading
Science Fact: The discovery of America by Christopher Columbus is one of the few historical “facts” that sticks with most people long after they have forgotten the Magna Carta, Beowulf and the invention of the cotton gin. The stickiness of … Continue reading
Science Fact: Diabetes is a disease that everyone should understand and at least be wary of, if not fear. Excellent information abounds from the American Diabetes Association and the National Institutes of Health. Nevertheless, diabetes is a complicated disease and it’s … Continue reading