Category: Science & Math

Calculating with Numbers

Colorful Integers

The pleasure of calculation first came to me in the second grade. Sister Madonna had just taught the class multiplication with the number 2. That night before dinner and then after dinner, I was thick in a calculation frenzy. Starting with 1 times 2, then 2 times the result, then 2 times the result, and…

Sun in the Winter Sky

The other morning walking up the street to Mad City Coffee, the sun barely crept over the top of the bare trees behind the houses. It was nearing noon and nearing the Winter solstice. I wondered how high (or low) did the sun go up from the horizon in my area, DC area. I knew…

Agents of Human Evolution

Men have more genetic variability, which can be negative or positive

It might seem upon first thought that both the male and the female of the species have the same impact on the evolution of our life form, but (the ever-present but), I will show that in this area the impact of the two sexes is not the same. Males contribute more to the change in…

Electric Lights Across America

What would the blogs and forums have made of the outrageous image of a man with flames shooting out of his mouth? Lacking standards and in a rush to be electrified, towns found themselves saddled with shoddy work. Birds and insects attracted to the light were killed in large numbers, their tiny bodies littering the…