The Research Project- Week Six, Colorado Clocks

Does anyone really know what time it is? Researchers at the University of Colorado – Boulder, in cooperation with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, have developed a clock that keeps setting records for accuracy. The latest upgrade to the strontium atomic clock developed by JILA means that now the clock will neither gain…

The Research Project – Week Five, California Compost

Someone once made the comment that “all theology is biography.” A person or theologian goes through an existential crisis and pursues answers and ends up establishing a whole new system of theology. What I’m finding out with The Research Project is that research is also often biography. A researcher or other random person is confronted with a…

The Research Project – Week Four, Arkansas Grids

This week’s edition of The Research Project is the first one where I actually contacted one of the researchers involved for input. In this case Professor Alan Mantooth of the University of Arkansas was kind enough to give me feedback on what appears below. I hope to continue this practice regularly. Disclaimer: If you already…

Breast Milk and Bodybuilding

The headline read, “Breast Milk Can Be Risky” so I decided to read the article even though I don’t usually read what this author writes about. I’ve heard so much about how great breastfeeding is and all the vital nutrients that breast milk provides. How could there be risk involved? As it turns out the…

The Research Project – Week Three, Arizona Hurricanes

When was the last time you heard about a hurricane hitting the state of Arizona? Can’t remember? Neither can I. But yet the best new research on predicting the frequency of hurricanes appears to come from a graduate student and his professor at the University of Arizona (UA). The student, Kyle Davis, and his professor,…

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“I had always believed that the world involved magic:  now I thought that perhaps it involved a magician.  And this pointed to a profound emotion always present and sub-conscious; that this world of ours has some purpose: and if there is a purpose, there is a person.  I…