Mathematicians and Miracles

Over three hundred years ago King Louis XIV of France asked Blaise Pascal, the great French philosopher of his day, to give him proof of the existence of miracles. Without a moment’s hesitation, Pascal answered, “Why, the Jews, your Majesty…

Is Time Travel Possible?

According to an article in the Electrical Engineering Times, researchers at the Technion University in Israel claim they have developed a theoretical model of a time machine that, in the distant future, could enable future generations to travel into the past… 

Gardening Experiment with Cucumbers

This year we planted cucumbers from hanging baskets as well as the traditional ground cover.  The photograph on the top left shows the cucumber plant with vegetables growing in the traditional horizontal orientation.  The photo on the top right shows

Mars Attacks

I received this email about Mars (see below) from someone close to me… while its appeared to be spectacular, I questioned its authenticity.  Thus, I did a little research using sites such as NASA and UrbanLegends…  As you could probably guess,

Everything in Moderation

When I graduated from college (many years ago), I used to seek out medical knowledge in arcane places such as the New England Journal of Medicine.  For those of you not aware, the NEJM is one of the most respected

New Apple Electronic Device

Apple Computer announced today that it has developed a computer chip that can store and play high fidelity music in women’s breast implants. The iTit will cost $499 or $599 depending on speaker size. This is considered to be a

Interesting Facts About Einstein

The Neatorama site has an interesting article covering “10 Strange Facts about Albert Einstein”.  For example, did you know that Einstein failed his entrance exam for the Swiss Federal Polytechnical College?… or did you know that Einstein was a ladies

Newton Mixed Science & Religion

If you missed it, there was an interesting story of science and religion in the USA Today… Evidently, someone discovered 300 year-old manuscripts from Isaac Newton where he calculated the exact date of the apocalypse, detailed the precise dimensions of