Monthly Archives: December 2016

Now for some honesty!

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The 5-gallon plastic bucket

The 5-gallon plastic bucket is one of the finest inventions of our civilization. Readily available, cheap, and almost indestructible. Not only can they be used to carry stuff – wet or dry – from place to place. But they can … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Repeated TV Program

The Simpsons recently cemented its title as America’s longest-running primetime scripted series with the announcement of seasons 29 and 30. For a time, Baywatch was the world’s most syndicated program, sold to 148 countries and a weekly global audience of … Continue reading

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Is Physical Law an Alien Intelligence?

Alien life could be so advanced it becomes indistinguishable from physics. Perhaps Arthur C. Clarke was being uncharacteristically unambitious. He once pointed out that any sufficiently advanced technology is going to be indistinguishable from magic. If you dropped in on … Continue reading

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The Case Against Dark Matter

Finally, the whole bit about dark matter explains why the universe is what it is? GONE, MAYBE? A proposed theory of gravity does away with dark matter, even as new astrophysical findings challenge the need for galaxies full of the … Continue reading

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Science of Laser Hair Removal in SLOW MOTION

Bonus: Why Doesn’t Time Flow Backwards?

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What are the goat entrails telling me this year?

2017 Predictions Part of the return to normalcy in America will be Washington reacquainting itself with economic matters. Trump knows he needs something big to goose the economy and give his presidency a boost. The way forward on that is … Continue reading

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