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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Fish Invaders 2 – Deport Invasive Species

invasive species

Invasive species are colonizing our lakes, rivers and coastal areas. As described in Part 1 of this blog, these fish invaders are disrupting human activities, both recreational and economic. This Part 2 blog describes how marine scientists are battling invasive … Continue reading

Fish Invaders 1 – The Carp That Ate Chicago

fish invaders

Fish invaders are the unwanted aliens among us. They are forcing their way into coastal zones, rivers and lakes. They are closing beaches and decimating sport fishing. They are driving up costs for shipping companies and electric utilities. These maritime … Continue reading

Declaration of Independence from Political Rants

political rants declaration

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