Science in everyday life —
news, comment & fiction

I’m Art Chester. I write about technology: surprises from the world of science, and their practical application in everyday life. I also write fiction about life in the research lab.

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Deceptive Language

Deceptive Language

Revised! How Words Manipulate Us… Deceptive language surrounds us! We continually receive words and images that mislead, misinform and try to manipulate an audience. Revision on 3/29/2023: I added Deceptive Statement number 8, and the section “Lying by Omission and … Continue reading

ChatGPT Test Drive


A Critical Review, and Practical Tips – ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer) is a chatbot developed by OpenAI. They have made this artificial intelligence (AI) tool available for public sampling and it has captured many headlines. Fortune calls it possibly … Continue reading