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Interna

Summer is coming, and with it some more intense than usual travel for me. I actually started last month, when my path touched Rome, Athens, La Londe Les Maures (a small town on the south French riviera), and Athens again. Since being away from home means a ...

Blog Post - Tommaso Dorigo - Jun 10 2018 - 1:16pm

Anti-Science Mommy Bloggers Declare War On Mark Lynas- Again

It can't have been easy for former environmental activist Mark Lynas to change sides. His friends were on the anti-science side, he was a dutiful reader of The Guardian, where activists and environmental trade groups reign supreme, and he was adored t ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 26 2018 - 8:17am

On Chance

What is chance? Or better, does the word "chance" really have an absolute meaning? I believe this is not an idle question. We tend to use that word to describe phenomena which we cannot trace back to an explanatory cause by a cause-effect relatio ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Nov 27 2018 - 3:33pm

Microsoft Developer Allison Farris To Compete In Miss America

Next month, a Microsoft developer, a classical pianist, and a philanthropist for kids' health will compete in the Miss America pageant. And they are all the same person: Allison Farris. Farris creates and codes apps for Microsoft as a career but next ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 20 2018 - 3:29pm

So King Arthur Has Returned- And She's An 8-Year-Old Girl

In Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", French and English tales were reworked into the definitive mythology of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. But he may have gotten one thing wrong. Instead of a lady in the lake providing (an ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 5 2018 - 2:05pm

RIP Dr. Herb London: A Fine Conservative, A Great Man

In late 2014 I came downstairs from my home office and said to my wife, "Herb London just left me a message." "Is he any relation to Stacy London?" she asked in her offhand humor way. Well, yeah, she is his daughter, if you are from Ca ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 13 2018 - 12:46pm

HEP Half A Life Ago

When I  took Hwy 88-E toward Fermilab, shortly after landing at the Chicago O' Hare Airport yesterday afternoon, it occurred to me that the first time I had driven there happened 26 years and five months ago, in June 1992, when I was 26 years and five ...

Blog Post - Tommaso Dorigo - Nov 14 2018 - 10:11pm

What Happens When Millennials Run The Workplace? Mic Now Knows The Answer

Want to know how to create a $1 million company? Give $60 million to someone claiming they are going to revolutionize journalism by hiring a bunch of young, edgy people who don't care about business or making money, but who believe success happens by ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 29 2018 - 6:09pm

UPDATED: Neil deGrasse Tyson Rape, Say It Ain’t So. An Open Letter.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, accused of rape, accused of groping, accused of sexual misconduct …. (UPDATE: He has made a formal statement on this on his facebook page). ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Dec 2 2018 - 7:37am

Neil deGrasse Tyson Rape Allegation: Not Politics or Spirituality. Justice!

These allegations are NOT a conspiracy to “get a left wing man” or punish Neil D Tyson for his stance of climate change.  Allow me to fill in the blank of how this story got to press.   Many media outlets have thought it worth mentioning that Patheos, whi ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Dec 2 2018 - 7:18pm