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Bad blurb advice

It’s been quite a while since I last did a post about book blurbs, and this one is way overdue. It also coincides with another of my favorite pastimes, because it’s a rant. I fall in and out of heavy … Continue reading

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Fast food calories: nobody cares!

A new study has determined that calorie labeling on fast food menus does not impact consumers’ choices in any significant way—which is to say, pretty much at all. What were the odds? 100%. They were always 100%. Let’s leave aside … Continue reading

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Of man and machine

As a sci-fi reader, and writer, I’m fascinated by some technologies that appear to be on the horizon—maybe distantly, but then it’s surprising how fast science fiction tends to become reality in the least expected ways. I didn’t think self-driving … Continue reading

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No, bacon will not give you stomach cancer

A friend of mine shared this story on Facebook today, and the story (and the report it’s based on) is so stupid I feel the need to shred it to pieces. (Not the friend, of course.) Also it maligns my … Continue reading

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Gravity waves prove nothing

I’ve seen a lot of stories today about how gravitational waves have been observed, and this proves Einstein’s theory of relativity correct. No, that is not how science works. Observing gravitational waves proves only that the observation is consistent with … Continue reading

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Cancer doesn’t work that way

This not a political post. The president brought this up, but my issue here is with bad science. Apparently last night—I could not be bothered to watch the speech—President Obama said that we need to cure cancer with a “moonshot” … Continue reading

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Brain implants of the future

A recent interesting article in the Wall Street Journal explores the science of where we currently are with neuroprosthetics and what it could mean for brain or sensory augmentation in the future. To an avid sci-fi reader and sometime writer, … Continue reading

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