Category Archives: Science

Visit to Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

Bret Berger’s and my’s recent trip (July 2017) to Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique,was coordinated by the Carr Foundation.  Greg Carr, founder of the foundation, is a high school friend of Bret’s and his foundation has a 20-year agreement to manage … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Laureate Comments on Current State of Climate Change Modeling

At the recent Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting for the Economic Sciences, Lars Peter Hansen my younger brother, commented on the current state of climate change modeling: Discussions of climate change and economics can be challenging. There is nervousness in many … Continue reading

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Homage to Dian Fossey

By Elizabeth Royte, NG, Sep 2017 On an overcast morning, with temperatures in the mid-50s, it takes me nearly two hours to hike from the outskirts of Bisate [Rwanda] through calf-deep mud and shoulder-high nettles to the research site established … Continue reading

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Examples of Do-Good Drones

Adapted from NG (Jun 2017) Health-care Delivery (Rwanda):  Medical Centers in the hilly country can order emergency blood supplies by text message and receive them via drone within 30 minutes. Vulture Monitoring (Mongolia):  Drones watch the nests of the world’s … Continue reading

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Drones Assisting Aid and Service Organizations

By Nina Strochlic, (abridged from NG, Jun 2017) Drones were created as a tool of combat:  Militaries use them to spy and even to assassinate.  But as with so much military technology, unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming consumer items.  Recently … Continue reading

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History’s Seven Worst Ideas and/or Inventions?

According to a nonscientific survey of professionals by Paul A. Offit, the worst historic ideas and/or inventions are (extracted from NG, June 2017): 4,000 BC:  the Sumerians discovered “the plant of joy,” which gave birth to a class of drugs … Continue reading

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Parshall Proposal: LDS Gospel Topic Essays on Science

Somewhat hidden in the comments on keepapitchinin.org is an important suggestion by Ardis E. Parshall:  that LDS Church leaders provide a set of gospel topic essays on science and Mormonism.  Parshall’s OP was in reaction to some bogus “science” presentations … Continue reading

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