Monthly Archives: April 2014

Slack catchers

Turns out Richard Feynman was irresponsible. Maybe just irrepressible. Feynman, who earned the Nobel Prize in physics in 1965 for work in quantum electrodynamics, said his success was due, in part, to being irresponsible. Advertisements

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Rolling through time

Typically we think of time as passing us by. We are standing still while time whizzes past. Imagine standing still on a city corner while the cars and pedestrians, perambulators and bicycles roll by. Makes me feel stuck. But what … Continue reading

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Think like a saw

Sometimes you just know in your gut you’re right. But how do you separate guts from science? German researchers tried to do just that. They wondered how the effects of physical exercise would stack up against new-fangled computerized programs.

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Smells like vinegar

Easter smells like vinegar and wood shavings. The reason is the dyes for the hard-boiled eggs require vinegar to set the color. So, as a kid and as a mother-acting-like-a-kid, we dyed hard-boiled eggs rainbow colors like pink, green, yellow … Continue reading

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When women win, praise the coach When men win, praise the team

Even if you don’t follow sports it’s uplifting to find women’s basketball in the spotlight. My cell phone buzzed when the University of Connecticut trounced Notre Dame to win the NCAA title, thanks to my New York Times app. But … Continue reading

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