Category Archives: science

Get out of my mind!

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I’m not sure how it started, but I can’t stop playing Candy Crush Saga.  OK, obviously that’s not true because I’m not playing it right now.  But it has seeped into my subconscious.  I do know that it all began on Facebook. Did you ever play Tetris as a kid? Then you had Tetris dreams like I did.  It’s not… Read more »

It’s just stress

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Apparently, one of the things doctors do for women who start on birth control pills is to check their blood pressure after a few months of doses.  So the other day, I went back in for my follow up. Of course, it had to be a day when I was stressed out at work.  I hate being late and it… Read more »

In space, no one can hear your frustration

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Did you know that there are missing moon rocks?  Seriously.  Yesterday I read this article in the Sacramento Bee about how some moon rocks from Apollo 11 mysteriously turned up in a storage room in Minnesota. My cousin said it best, “Well this is a little ridiculous. Who misplaces moon rocks?” Apparently, 11 other states can’t find their moon rocks… Read more »

Cakes gone wild

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I love to bake.  It’s probably because I try to self-medicate my stress with sugar.  However, I’ve never been a fan of fancy baked goods.  What matters is how they taste not what they look like, so when I read this article on Mashable about augmented reality cakes by Disney, I knew things had gone too far. Seriously, when did… Read more »

Things that confuse me: The drug edition

Can I ask a favor of scientists & pharmaceutical companies? Stop focusing your efforts on hair loss and male enhancement and work on a drug that decongests my sinuses without losing my sense of smell or giving me heart palpitations! I mean we live in a world where a man can look at live video from another planet and yet… Read more »

What’s grosser than gross?

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Apparently, I’ve entered the snotty, stuffed up sinus phase of my illness.  Last night, I encountered the lovely sinus pressure and felt like my right ear was going to explode.  So of course, I tried to “pop” it.  I’m guessing I was trying to change the pressure in my head…either way, it was a bad, bad idea. Remember the great… Read more »

Partial Eclipse of the Sun

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On Sunday there is an eclipse. Why am I so fascinated by these celestial events? Maybe because they always seem to be visible only in far off lands I’d never visit. This time, I could drive up the hill (that’s a reference to Lake Tahoe or Reno for you non-Sacramentans) and see the moon pass in front of the sun…. Read more »