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Updated date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:08

The current political debate over illegal immigration has little to do with science, or reason in general. However, when you think of immigrants as “aliens” and allude that this group may include extra-terrestrials, the debate begins to fall within the realm of pseudo-science and metaphysics, or something like that. That's good enough for me.Illegal aliens come in all shapes and sizes,...

Updated date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:08

Nerds like to look at their brains and say "Hey there, sexy, that's a nice big brain you got on ya’." Admittedly, I include myself in this group. I think my brain is sexy; I know it's not the size that counts. I'm not going to say I've ever thought about the fact that my brain has cleavage, but I just did, so now you know something about me you didn't want to.I'm not just a neural narcissist....

Updated date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:08

Any geologist worth his basalt will tell you that the Earth is overdue for a Brunhes-Matuyama reversal. That's when the Earth’s magnetic poles flip-flop like they're running for office. This impending geomagnetic reversal means that, sometime soon, magnetic north will be south and vice versa.Scientists are still debating what causes this event, let alone the consequences. The prevailing theory...

Updated date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:08

Life, like breakfast, is best when it begins with an egg. The egg is one of the most common reproductive formats. Even complex mammalian organisms such as humans have eggs somewhere, so I’m told. These mammalian eggs are only one part of the elegantly mysterious equation describing the circle of life, which, in our world, inevitably results in babies – plump, tender, delicious babies.Babies,...

Updated date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:08

The year is 1905. You are a zany German, working in a Swiss patent office. You are young, trying to impress women, and without warning, you grow a head of hair that challenges classical physics. All you want are fast women and fast, horseless carriages. Your hair wants to change the world.This was Albert Einstein’s life at the age of 26. He was faced with a choice: cut the wild hair and get...

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