Chris Cornell R.I.P.

It took a while for Soundgarden to Jell with me. My initial exposure to them was Badmotorfinger, the first recording of theirs I bought. I was an immediate fan of Cornell’s voice.  He owned that tenor like Hendrix, and Stevie Ray owned their guitars, it just did whatever he wanted it to do. But initially […]

Practicing Medicine in a virtual world

The future is full of virtual reality games, and applications. But one place where its utility is clearly going to have a positive impact is in the world of medicine. In London, the Virtual Reality Show is displaying some of the technologies that will change the way medicine, surgery, and even psychotherapy are practiced in […]

Science Quicktake; more bad news for bees;

Some new research has shown that one of the most common neonicotinoid pesticides is really messing with the world’s honey bees. Previous research has already shown how neonicotinoid exposure can reduce the number of worker bees that find their way home. But this new research shows how the pesticide is damaging their flying ability. This […]

Science Roundup

The Cassini spacecraft starts its swan song after more than a decade orbiting Saturn, a partnership between industry and education points to a breakthrough for rechargeable batteries, and a new way to collect sunlight could make solar cells significantly more productive. These are some of the top stories in the world of science today. Cassini’s […]

NOAA Envisions A Century Of Sea Level Rise

Amidst all of the pomp and circumstance preceding last week’s presidential inauguration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a far-reaching and detailed look at how climate change could affect America’s and the world’s coastlines. The report lays out six different scenarios on how high sea levels can be expected to rise. The estimates […]