Book Review: “The Space Barons”

I just finished Christian Davenport's book, "The Space Barons," in which he writes about the billionaire tech guys whose obsession with space and rockets has changed the business from one run by a government monopoly (NASA) to an industry in which private companies...

It’s A Good Day When Goop Must Pay

Remember when I told you that Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop website was selling jade eggs that it said would serve as medicinal remedies when women inserted them in their vaginas? Of course, there was no scientific basis for those claims, so a bunch of prosecutors got...

The United States vs. Breastfeeding

Your government has come out in opposition to breast-feeding. From the NY Times: A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United...

Worth A Link

This story about Walmart patenting autonomous robot bees reminds me of one of the best "Black Mirror" episodes, the finale of season three, entitled "Hated In The...

TV Review: “Mercury 13”

When the movie "Hidden Figures" came out a year and a half ago, I wrote about how much I enjoyed it, but how upset I was that we'd never been taught an important piece of NASA history -- the role of African-American women in getting us into space. Now I'm even more...

Seven Random Thoughts

Seven items off the top of my head today... On Friday, I took my daughter to the terrific "Destination: Moon" exhibit at the St. Louis Science Center and realized that most of the people around me were not alive when men first stepped onto the lunar surface. Then,...

Random Thoughts

Three quick items... I completely agree with Joe Adalian, TV reporter and Vulture editor, who tweeted: "That Andy Lack had no use for Ronan Farrow but spent tens of millions on Megyn Kelly is an indictment of both Lack's judgement and the generally misplaced...

Still Waiting For My Flying Car

I've been talking about the possibility of flying cars for a long time. My fascination with them started as a boy watching George Jetson going to work in one. I've dreamed of doing the same ever since. On this site, my earliest post on the subject dates to May 27,...

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