Category Archives: Real Science

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

The largest animal that ever sat on a nest

Here’s my best effort at demonstrating how a thirty-ton behemoth could gently lower itself down and cover its delicate eggs and hatchlings with its breast. Continue reading

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Alamosaurus cover art image

I decided to do what nobody else has done before me–I painted some images of sauropod dinosaurs lying down on their nests! Continue reading

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The Ignimbrites of Mars

Sorry rover scientists. I think you missed that call. The layers of chunky stone you’ve been seeing are the product of white-hot heat, not flowing water. Continue reading

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My Alma Mater Likes Me

When I browsed the resumes of other folks on that Wall of Fame, it was an exercise in feeling humble. Continue reading

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Science Magazine likes me

It’s nice to be told you were right, even if just a bit belatedly. Continue reading

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Updating my science credentials

In the interest of advancing science, or at least not holding it up any longer, I’m making the effort to get a long list of them scanned, converted to text, proof-read (ouch! what a long process!) and listed on my personal website. Continue reading

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How candles threaten your health

Studies concluding candle fumes are safe to breathe are rigged in favor of candles and the conclusion that candles are safe is a lie. Continue reading

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Omega-3 oils, resolvins, and protectins

I’m gonna take more omega-3 supplement pills than I used to, and keep taking that baby aspirin daily. At least now I know why I’m doing it. Continue reading

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Triumph of the Toads

If I get tired of writing about certain tedious people, I can always concoct a scene in which they die horribly or are driven to an ignominious end. Continue reading

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Blue Dawn–Daylight Savings Time Hurts

Come on DC, for the health of us all, repeal the Daylight Savings Time extension at least–if not the whole cockamamie idea that the government should control time. Continue reading

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