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Did you know sunflowers could make such a big difference in saving the environment?

Speaking of sunflowers, part of my passion for growing these beautiful blooms comes from all of the uses for the seeds. When I was teaching on the East side I rode the bus home with a student on a Friday afternoon and it was the most spectacular ride anyone could imagine. 61 more words


Etiquette & superstition: use of non-human excrement

I guess I’m still on this rural kick. I’m not sure what that’s about. I fed an apple to a pit bull today. That felt kind of rural and urban at the same time. 338 more words


VIDEO: How The US Navy Creates Fuel From Seawater

This might sound like something from the far end of the sci-fi fantasy spectrum but the US Navy can now produce gasoline starting with seawater. Unfortunately this isn’t quite as exotically strange as it sounds, nor is it quite the Holy Grail of beating climate change. 34 more words


Always Send Your Best Ideas Gift-Wrapped

When I was a kid living on one-way Elice Street, my dad helped me to build a “lab” for science projects in my bedroom. The lab consisted of a low work bench, across which I spread my microscope, petri dishes, and various other chemistry set staples. 489 more words


Are there too many EV charging stations? Not Enough? Both.

I originally reported this article to run as part of the Arizona Sonora News Service here.

The lack of electric vehicle charging stations along major travel routes in Arizona is hindering sales and functionality of electric cars throughout the state. 758 more words


10 Recent Scientific Advances That Signal The Future

Scientific discoveries are being made every day that are changing the world we live in. This list contains some crazy scientific innovations—and they’ve all been made in June 2013. 2,053 more words


Anthropogenic Climate Change

I’m can’t be the only person out there who is exhausted by climate change, or global warming, or whatever it’s called at the moment.  As a person who understands mathematical models, and as a consumer who was completely taken in by the whole “fat is bad” error/lie, I’m not willing to just take “97% of scientists” at their word, not ever again. 423 more words