The Economist Calls U.S. Administration’s Response to Climate Change “Cupidity”

August 20, 2017 – In case you don’t know what cupidity means its synonyms are greed, avarice, acquisitiveness, covetousness, rapacity, materialism and money-grubbing. And ... Continue Reading →

Escaping the Confines of Virtual Space

August 17, 2017 – “Behind a computer screen, the lonely person has control. But the contact this produces is not the same thing as intimacy.” So states Olivia Laing ... Continue Reading →

Charlottesville was a Place of Fond Memories for My Family in Our U.S. Travels But Not So Much Now

August 16, 2017 – Every once in awhile I reward myself with a rant. It usually is about climate change naysayers, or anti-vaxxers, or those who perpetuate false science led by ... Continue Reading →

Xenotransplants, Gene Manipulation, and Organ Regeneration: Who Will Win Out in This New Medical Space Race?

August 15, 2017 – I took a short leave from this blog site to attend a dear family friend’s wedding event in Cleveland over the weekend. My friend is a transplant surgeon. ... Continue Reading →

Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. Experiencing Sea Level Rises Six Times Faster Than Global Average

August 10, 2017 – A new research paper from the University of Florida published this week calculated sea level rise from south of Cape Hatteras to the Florida coast using data ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Augmented Reality Frees Up the Glove Compartment for Owners of New Genesis Automobiles

August 9, 2017 – When my wife and I took delivery of our new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, it came with two large manuals stowed away in the glove compartment. My dealer had given us a ... Continue Reading →

Climate Scientists Release Draft of Special Report in Fear That Current U.S. Administration Will Bury It

August 8, 2017 – A climate science draft report by the U.S. Global Change Research Program was released to the public this week. A product of scientists from 13 different federal ... Continue Reading →

Gene Altering Technique Used to Correct Congenital Heart Disease

August 7, 2017 – When my daughter was born back in 1984 she came into the world with a faulty heart. She had what is defined as a congenital (as in born with) disease that could ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Device Can Harvest Water from Thin Air

August 5, 2017 – Back in April of this year an article appeared in the journal Science entitled, “Water harvesting from air with metal-organic frameworks powered by natural ... Continue Reading →

GreenCity Solutions Wants to Make City Air Cleaner and Easier to Breathe

August 4, 2017 – Toronto has an enormous tree canopy. If it didn’t, the summer heat island effect would be 1 or 2 Celsius degrees warmer than current. But for many concrete ... Continue Reading →