Flight 370’s Sorry Truths

Science Fact:  Flight 370 teaches sad lessons about the limitations of science in the real world. Before the Maylasia Airlines Boeing 777-200 dropped off the map in the wee hours of March 8, 2014, it seemed that nothing could be … Continue reading

Resurrection of the Pizza & Fries, Part 2

Science Fact: In yesterday’s post we stored a delicious bit of leftovers, but we did not reheat pizza. Today, we’re going to bring out the pizza, reheat it and eat it! Pizza is healthy food, and a flexible food. Some people eat … Continue reading

Resurrection of the Pizza & Fries, Part 1

Science Fact:  Pizza always ranks near the top, both in popularity and appeal. In addition, in moderation it’s a good healthy food. The hot question for today and tomorrow is: can you bring leftover pizza back to life?  And there’s good … Continue reading

Dress to INform, Dress to PERform

Science Fact:  “Dress for success!” they used to say. “Clothes make the man.”  “Follow the dress code.” When you choose how to dress, whether it’s at the store buying clothes or making a selection after you shower, you’re communicating both … Continue reading

Suicide, Personal Freedom & Values

Science Fact: Suicide is forbidden by law, forbidden by religious precepts, and is often a forbidden subject for conversation. In the previous post we considered the understandable human desire to prolong and preserve life. This post looks at the opposite: the … Continue reading

Hospital Infection: Healing May Kill You

Science Fact: Hospital infection poses a deadly risk to every patient. One in twenty-five U.S. patients acquires a hospital infection. Alarmingly, 100,000 patients per year die as a result. The longer you are under care, the greater the risk that instead of … Continue reading

The Senses: Sixth, Seventh and Secret

Science Fact:  The five senses bring the world into our awareness.  But who decided there were five senses, anyway? Five Senses.  In Western culture many things we think we “know” often come from ancient Greece.  Sure enough, Aristotle, who has … Continue reading