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Finally Fighting for Science

I think we are in some truly history making times. How we get through them as a society, or even a species seems to be uncertain. Go ahead and call me a pessimist! Getting through them at all seems uncertain. One thing to realize is that “science” won’t tell us what to do to get through these times. Freedom really has nothing to do with “science” either. ‘There’s science, medical science, and statistical analysis and epidemiology, and public safety too. And then there’


Animals and the SciSchmooze

Magawa at work, detecting land mines

from the desk of Bob Siederer

Hello again Science Fans!

Social media is chock full of cute videos of cats, dogs, and other critters doing funny things, being rescued, etc. The connections between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom are complex and not that well studied, when you consider the number of species out there.

So today, I’m starting off with a few stories that crossed my screen about those creatures with whom we share the planet.

Up first is Magawa, a G


Unexpected SciSchmoozing

Clouds are rare over Mars. Curiosity photographed these clouds so far above the surface that they may be made of dry ice crystals, i.e. frozen CO2.

from the desk of David Almandsmith

This SciSchmooze is going to press before the results of Ingenuity’s 7th flight are known. But if you would like a little model (about 1/7 scale) of Ingenuity - for free - just be the third person replying to ask for it. 

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