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Jul 21 2014

Unexpected Science: Sixth Grade Edition

Lionfish live in the ocean Little Lauren gets a notion: Might they live in rivers, too? Would they thrive in brackish water? Lauren, ichthyologist’s daughter, Knows just what to do Slowly starts desalination Learns some brand-new information Of which we’re now aware New understanding’s always great So, never underestimate The sixth-grade science fair! Via NPR, …

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Mar 25 2014

Money To Burn

There’s a lesson here, somewhere, If only we’d learn it Yes, people love money, But working to earn it? Much better to win some Why, no one would spurn it— With no guarantee, though… You might as well burn it. A radio station in Calgary has been (and, currently, still is) conducting an experiment of …

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Jan 17 2008

Matters Of The Heart (… in a jar)

It’s all over the news–researchers at the University of Minnesota have “created a beating heart in the laboratory“. Basically, they used the protein fiber matrix from one heart, stripped of muscle cells, as a scaffold upon which to grow a new heart, using a solution of cells from another rat. Yeah. I know, all this …

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Dec 09 2007

An experiment…

So, when I wrote about knitting, I got lots of visits from “ravelry.com”, which appears to be an online community of knitters and crocheters. This group easily doubled the number of visits I was getting (but they did not tend to leave comments!) So the experiment–knitters like poems about knitting… do car people like poems …

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