Category Archives: Real Science

Occasional notes about my day job: curing cancer, cloning, that sort of thing, you know

My Astronaut Application

I found the NASA receipt for my astronaut application while digging through a drawer of dusty old documents the other day. Continue reading

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The Islands of Seattle

I intend to keep visiting Alki Beach while I still can. I guess that means I’ll need a new pair of wading boots. Better make them hip-waders. Continue reading

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The volcanic landscape of Gale Crater, Mars

As the Mars rover Curiosity explores the landscape of Gale Crater, a 96 mile (154 km) wide hole in the planet with an imposing 3.4 mile (18 km) high central peak in its middle, a scientific conundrum has been reported … Continue reading

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Viruses, viruses, everywhere

Let’s hope the mutation rate of EnteroVirus D68 slows down a bit. Otherwise, we may be looking at big trouble. Continue reading

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Ebola vaccine overnight!

I could use methods I developed years ago, to create an ebola vaccine overnight. No, really. Continue reading

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Ebola vaccine–why so slow?

If you try to create a vaccine that causes a rip-roaring response in every vaccinated person, you are liable to create a vaccine that causes a lot of side-effects, up to and including death. Continue reading

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More fuzzy dinosaurs

I created furry dinosaurs in my Dinosaur Wars novels ten years ago, based on a simple, unproven, but reasonable thought. Continue reading

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Saving lives–too busy to blog

I wrote ’round-the-clock, literally, yesterday on our Investigational New Drug application. Continue reading

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I’d like to thank…

I thanked the faculty, past and present, for their dedication to seeing each student live up to his or her full potential. Continue reading

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Washington’s Ice Age Floods

It all gets me to thinking. Can’t I come up with a story that weaves these colossal events into a plot filled with mystery and intrigue? Stay tuned. Continue reading

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