“Just Tuning”: Dolly Parton, Barbershop & Arvo Pärt

Science Fact:  Just tuning refers to music that is not “just” in the sense of “only” or “simply”, but “just” as the opposite of “unjust”. It’s risky for science to analyze the Arts because they are so — well, Artistic. … Continue reading

Robot Companion – Servant, Slave or Pet?

Science Fact:  A mechanical person – a robot companion – wants to become a member of your family. Clearly, there’s a conspiracy afoot! The World Organization for Robotic Tyranny (WORT) wants to get us comfortable with a robot companion, so … Continue reading

Journal Sting Exposes Bogus Publications

Science Fact:  Science Magazine conducted a journal sting operation and exposed many international publications as money-grabbing operations with no scientific credentials at all. Publications are critical to researchers in many ways: they determine job security and promotion at many universities. … Continue reading

Renamed Food – I’ll have the Slimehead with Power Peas, please

Science Fact: Renamed food – the restaurant owner’s secret, coming to a school near you. How about a burger? Or would you rather have two 100% pure beef patties, hand-leafed lettuce, tomato, spread with or without onions, stacked high on … Continue reading

Baby Einstein, Prenatal Newton — Inconceivable!

Science Fact:  Let’s teach our kids early – maybe when they’re one year old – or even prenatal learning! There’s a new study that really makes us jump up. Let’s talk about what’s new, and how it fits into what … Continue reading

Origin of Life (Space Age Version)

Science Fact: Let’s talk about the origin of life. Not the Sunday School version. Nor the Archaeology version, which is being called Abiogenesis these days. Let’s try the Space Age version. Several recent technical studies posit that life on Earth may … Continue reading