Science marches on. I thought this article worth sharing. From Transgender Universe: New Study Finds Genetic Link to Gender Dysphoria in Transgender Women
The partnership between science and the military, the dichotomy of peace and war, is examined throughout history.
The theme this month seems to have been "return."
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-university-of-texas-at-dallas-reveal-apollo-11-behind-the-scenes-audio 19,000 hours of audio have been digitized and released to the public 49 years after the first moon landing. I can't even wrap my head around what an extraordinary gift to history this is, or what kind of an undertaking that had to be. Now consider this: according to the linked article at NASA.gov, … Continue reading NASA, University of Texas at Dallas Reveal Apollo 11 Behind-the-Scenes Audio
The world has lost a truly great mind... and a great man. In the small hours of March 14 -- affectionately known as Pi Day among math and science types -- Dr. Stephen Hawking passed away, age 76. A mathematics professor at Cambridge, Hawking held 13 honorary degrees and was awarded the Presidential Medal of … Continue reading RIP, Dr. Stephen Hawking
"Don't be so gloomy. After all, it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and … Continue reading The Story of Civilization, Vol. V: The Renaissance by Will Durant
The morning after, I'm still in a state of awe. Last night I got to see Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on stage, doing what he does best: education for the people. The topic was Adventures in Science Literacy. Or as he called it, "Adventures in Science Illiteracy." You see, the entire talk was geared about … Continue reading Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson – Adventures in Science Literacy
Really look at that graphic. Think about those words. More than just words, the photo that accompanies it was the idea of Carl Sagan. He lobbied NASA for decades to have that photo taken. You can read the entire soliloquy and see the uncluttered photo at the Planetary Society's website. The message of hope behind the … Continue reading Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space by Carl Sagan
Every so often, I feel the need to take a look at the world around me and see something I've maybe not looked at before with any attempt to understand. Sometimes that need is simple curiosity, other times I feel compelled by circumstances that crossed my path. Sometimes it's both. Whatever the case may be, … Continue reading Transgender Complete: A Virtual Handbook by Joanne Borden
Upcoming weekend plans with the family are in flux. I should know more before the evening is out. But that's not really the point. The reason for that flux is that battle lines are being drawn where none existed before, and they're getting more hardlined and entrenched where the political / religious extremists on both … Continue reading The Discovery of Global Warming