Category Archives: geeky science & health stuff

physics stuff, space, disease…

Want a new car? Press PRINT! Also, sauteed soft-shell crabs

Jay Rogers of Local Motors breaks all the rules in automobile manufacturing: he’ll be the first in the world to print a car, live, in front of thousands. Plus, nice photos of sauteed soft-shell crabs, which I didn’t like that much as a dish (also a first for this blog!)

Lyme on the brink – the battle for a vaccine

A Lyme vaccine for dogs, but not for us. Why not? What happened? And what’s happening now? There’s movement afoot, and significant progress, but we’ll still have to wait…

Science on (and over) the edge – Three geniuses with guts

A personal tribute to Francis Crick, David Bohm, and John Mack for risking their careers stretching the envelope of science: directed panspermia, the implicate order, and alien encounters.

The tick-borne Powassan virus – you don’t want it

No joke or food this week: the tick-borne Powassan virus may be around us, and it’s as bad as a virus can be. You don’t want it.

Crazy Contrails over midcoast Maine – the followup report

What were all those weird contrails doing over us Friday, April 25? I dug into a bit, and came up with… well, it’s worth taking a look.

Mixed Grill, Chemtrails over the Midcoast?, and a great Bloody Mary

A sampling of offbeat and funny moments on the road, a spooky sky over the Midcoast with contrails going every whichaway, and a perfectly healthy and delicious Bloody Mary recipe.

The Grand ah-WHOOM: the Big Bang, Inflation, and authentic Basque Sauce

We’re surrounded by “the ultimate free lunch” that is our universe – but a lot of it really isn’t free. Some semi-geeky thoughts on the Big Bang, Cosmic Inflation, southeast Colorado, and two delicious-looking Basque recipes.

Contact!, SETI, the “Wow” Signal of ’77, wild and weird New Mexico

What is New Mexico, anyway? A kind of sprawling “grand opera” of science, mystery, ancient tradition, and persistent puzzlement – seen through the lenses of wild-eyed physicists, dedicated astronomers, legions of New Agers and light-workers, centuries-old Spanish, Pueblo, and nomadic Indian cultures…

Real New Mexican Green Chile Stew – Schrödinger’s Cat on Skis

Authentic New Mexican Green Chile Stew – an easy-to-organize party for your tastebuds! And an excursion into quantum weirdness at Ski Rio in far northern New Mexico.