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The Risks of Pokémon Go!

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Games and gaming, Outdoors, Security, Technology

The Pokémon Go game has hit civilization with a tsunami of success.  Children and adults, pasty and weak from lack of exposure to the sun are now out and about, chasing pocket monsters on their smartphones.  Humans, skittish as they are, are raising flags that the platform might be used for nefarious purposes. I have […]

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The days get longer?

Math and Science, Outdoors

Days get longer in the summer and shorter in the winter, right?  We all know this.  It’s a truism we all grow up with.  But I was doing some astronomy reading, and realized that, in fact, that truism is completely false!  Days do not get longer in the summer nor shorter in the winter. How […]

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Happy Nautilus Night

Cephalopods, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Outdoors

On this, the second day of Cephalopod Awareness Days, we consider the nautilus…

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Happy Octopus Day!

Cephalopods, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Outdoors

8 October is Octopus Day when we celebrate the awesomeness of the 8-armed cephalopods.  For this, I present you, well, an octopus: This is the first day of Cephalopod Awareness Days!  More to follow…

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