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Greetings Fans of Science and Reason,

World Mosquito Day August 20th, is meant to celebrate the time in which Dr. Ross discovered that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.

This weeks edition of the SciSchmooze is a bit different than usual. One of my biggest challenges is to say no to something that sounds interesting and/or fun. This week really hit me with this conundrum. So I am just going to put down a bunch of links and let you sort it out.

First though, you should consider what offerings are available here in the SF Bay Area. Here are a few that I think are worth all of our consideration…

Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know about Mosquitoes San Mateo-Tue-6:00 (Just a note: the SMCMVCD rocks! It’s Vector Control too!!)

Science Saturday: Water Wild! Pacific Grove-Sat-10:00

Fear and Loathing in the Heavens: The 1910 Return of Halley’s Comet Oakland-Sat-7:30

So here’s a list of a few of the articles that I have set aside to include in the SciSchmooze. I hope that you find some of them worth a read. Let me know what you like or don’t like!

Judge Sides With Montana Youths in Historic Climate Ruling Montana kids win historic climate lawsuit – here’s why it could set a powerful precedent

The Deadly Intersection of Labor Exploitation and Climate Change

Cataclysmic wildfires have been increasing in intensity and frequency due to human-caused climate change.


A new study finds that the first two “Rs,” reduce and reuse, are getting the short shrift

What will it take to shrink the carbon footprint of health care

Ötzi the Iceman’s true appearance revealed by new DNA analysis

1968: What’s on the MOON? | Children Talking

The chemistry of a Barbie doll

What’s slowing down disruptive science

Why people believe their own lies.

A warning sign may be available two hours before an earthquake strikes?

From God’s shoes to satellites in heaven

Neil DeGrasse Tyson on How Did America Become Stupid

The reason why America has become ‘uniquely stupid’

Richard Feynman Lecture — “Los Alamos From Below” There are quite a few copies of this Feynman lecture floating around out there, but most end prior to the question from the audience. After the lecture, a guy in the audience asks Feynman about his safe-cracking stories and Feynman goes on for about another ten minutes relating three different stories on his safe-cracking while at Los Alamos National Laboratories. Enjoy!

Have a great week but keep those that are facing the wrath of nature in your thoughts and find something to do to help our little planet.
herb masters

“Science is the tool we use to understand the natural world, and the quest for knowledge is a never-ending journey of discovery.” Jane Goodall

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