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Ancient Curiosities -- Things That Make You Go "Hmm"

You know, just when I think I’ve got some stuff figured out, I land on fascinating, and sometimes very strange, historical tidbits that make me blink, pause, then think: 610 more words

Stories Behind The Stories

Nature snapshots

In this 15 March issue of Nature, a rather puzzling article on altruism that seemed to rely on the Hamilton rule:

linking fitness and number of offspring and benefits through kth-order moments. 61 more words

University Life

Magic and Medicine: On the benefits of fungi, blood, and iron paste

Did you know that the famous 5.300-year-old ‘iceman’ Ötzi found in the Italian Alps in the 1990s carried around a fungus that worked as an antibiotic? 484 more words


2017 Top Doom: 19 - 15

19. ‎Omega Sun – Opium for the Masses

Omega Sun’s Opium for the Masses took me by surprise early December. It’s full of swagger, fuzz, and bluesy heaviness, the vocals almost like a male version of Janis Joplin, which isn’t a bad thing at all. 317 more words


Biking the Italian Alps

Cycling in the Italian Alps.  Wow.  Sounds exciting and exotic.  What bragging rights we could have!  Best of all, I see the bike tour will end on the very day my sister and her family leave Rome. 2,233 more words


Mid-Week Quickie: The Great Dolomite Road

If you are tired of the reenactment of our trip, good news! (I’m exhausted all over again!) The Great Dolomite Road excursion is our second to last leg of the trip! 333 more words