Category Archives: The Future

Curiosity…

No, not the Mars rover.  Though the Curiosity rover is a brilliant example of the result of the pure curiosity that drives so many.  Curiosity, that drive to understand the unknown and  unseen.  From wind, rain, and thunder to what … Continue reading

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The Politicizing of Science

Science has always been ruled by facts, the facts and evidence of any question or hypothesis has always been held above all else.  This has always been the great equalizer in science; where a Nobel Laureate can be proven wrong by an undergraduate … Continue reading

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Fly Me to the Moon

July 20th of this year will mark the 44th anniversary of of the first time that man landed and walked on the surface of the moon.  Three years and a few months after that remarkable day, Apollo 17 left the … Continue reading

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The Darwin Effect

A few days ago, the 12th of February, was the 204th birthday of Charles Darwin.  As the father of evolution Darwin was and still is one of the most controversial scientists in history.  While Darwin’s story doesn’t have the dramatic flair of … Continue reading

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Island of Stability

It’s the Island of Stability!  No, it’s not the rare and elusive island nation where there are never any problems.  Though if such an island does exist, please let me know of its location and immigration rules immediately.  Seriously, I’ll … Continue reading

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Surviving the First Week: Entrance Exams

So the first week at a new grad school comes with it the orientation for that program. Every program is different, and every subject is different too; however in the world of chemistry, orientation week means entrance exams.  This is … Continue reading

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Explorers Lost

We seem to have forgotten that exploration has always been part of our culture.  I am not just referring to the American idea of Manifest Destiny, but to humanity as a whole.  There has not been a culture in existence that hasn’t strived to … Continue reading

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