Structured Decision Making – No Frets, No Regrets

Mediating Assessments for Wise Choices There’s a new structured decision making tool, and it’s not only for business. It may strengthen us for some rare, difficult choices that we each have to make. Choices and decisions: the average U.S. adult … Continue reading

Radical New Approaches to Long Life

Science Thinks Out of the Box to Extend Lifespan… Long life is a perennial yet elusive goal. Ancient writings, including the Bible, abound with stories of people living far beyond today’s lifespans. Longevity was considered an award for virtue, or … Continue reading

Hip Fracture 3: Recovery Worries, Insurance and Life Planning

Recovery worries highlight this third part of a multi-blog article: Hip Fracture for Art: The Fall in Paradise Hip Fracture 2: An Inside View of Skilled Nursing And Hip Fracture 3: Recovery Worries, Insurance and Life Planning (this blog) Previous … Continue reading

Hip Fracture 2: An Inside View of Skilled Nursing

A Patient’s View of a Highly Rated SNF (Skilled Nursing Facility)… This blog about skilled nursing is the second part of a multi-blog article: Hip Fracture for Art: The Fall in Paradise Hip Fracture 2: An Inside View of Skilled … Continue reading

Hip Fracture for Art: The Fall in Paradise

Marooned in Honolulu for Eight Weeks… A hip fracture was this year’s uninvited surprise during my winter vacation. Yes, ArtChester.net tries to deliver something new that’s useful or interesting, and also based in science. Today’s blog is not so much … Continue reading

Bitcoin, Music to My Ears…

Cryptocurrency / Blockchain as the Future of the Music Industry – Guest Post by Tony Coombes Bitcoin music transactions are already with us. They may change the $17 billion music industry in ways that affect consumers as well as artists, … Continue reading

Self-Driving Infographic – All About Self-Driving Cars

Today’s Status of Autonomous Vehicles… Today’s blog presents a self-driving infographic that compresses a lot of information in a small space. Our previous blogs have touched on many issues involving autonomous vehicles. Four are gloomy, and one is predictive: Risks … Continue reading

Self-Driving Risk Will Delay Autonomous Cars

Insights Into the Future of Driverless Vehicles… Self-Driving Risk is gaining new attention, to counter companies bragging about autonomous vehicle progress. But don’t rush out to invest your life’s savings in glowing tech promises! Today’s blog cools off the driverless … Continue reading

All-Weather Self-Driving Cars: Can They Be Safe? A Guest Post by Lucy Wyndham

Will we ever have all-weather self-driving cars? Consider this: Waymo, Tesla and others have been diligently testing self-driving cars. Waymo alone has logged over 5 million miles. But most of the testing has occurred in California, Arizona and Florida. What … Continue reading

Human Nature 2: Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is the topic of today’s blog. This is Part 2 of a blog about Human Nature, meaning behavior shown by today’s humans, whether or not we approve of it. Part 1 discussed some less controversial human behavior, namely … Continue reading

Human Nature 1: Lazy Teens, Wakeful Seniors

Lazy teens who sleep as late as you let them. Wakeful oldsters who have trouble getting a solid night’s sleep. We might be tempted to think that sleepy teenagers are being passively aggressive to protest the rules and schedules of … Continue reading

Personalized Cancer Therapy Gains Traction

Personalized cancer therapy steadily advances, as highlighted by key articles in Science and Nature this month. This blog tallies how individualized therapy is progressing against cancer, the world’s most challenging group of deadly diseases. Following a look at the context … Continue reading

End-of-Life Dreams: A Comforting Gateway

End-of-life dreams and visions can heal the mind even when the body cannot be healed. Hospice care workers as well as researchers have learned that dreams and visions are very important during the last weeks and days of life. Why … Continue reading

Smart Birds Make Vitamins, Sculpt Tools

Smart birds are continuing to surprise both bird-watchers and animal psychologists. The smartest birds are thought to be as intelligent as the smartest of animals, including dolphins, whales, great apes and probably some people as well. And they don’t have … Continue reading

Christmas Decorations, Faith & Paganism

Christmas decorations bring light and joy to the winter season. They are intertwined with both faith and custom, and have their origins long before Christianity. Seasonal Festivals Festivals or celebrations have been observed throughout human history. They often center upon … Continue reading

Kirkus Best Books: Death By Arbitrage

Kirkus Best Books is published each December by Kirkus Reviews, honoring the best books published that year. I’m marking this occasion by offering an e-book bargain, so read on! The Kirkus Best Books are selected from the 8,000 to 10,000 … Continue reading