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Science was a lost opportunity

Lately I’ve been interested in things I deem scientific. For some of you that isn’t a stretch. Perhaps you thrive in the scientific realm. I know many who are adept in the sciences, but I don’t consider myself to fall into that category. I never really cared for science in school, except meteorology, and I blocked out many of the […]

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Good genes in the family tree

This summer, I move to Califor?nia to work at Fresno Pacific Univer?sity. On my weekends, I am looking forward to visiting some of the oldest organisms in the world, which are several trees found on the mountains and coastal plains of the western U.S. The coast redwood Sequoia sempervirens is an evergreen tree, some of which reach 1,800 years. This […]

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If only sci-fi had more science

I like to watch movies. My wife can attest, to her chagrin, that my quotes are influenced heavily by the movies I have seen. While I have traveled quite a bit, I also have impressions (good and bad) of thousands of places that I have seen only in the movies. Movies have taken me to Mars, Alice Springs, San Francisco, […]

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A fair shot at science

A fair shot at science

? Fourth-grade reading class leads to science fair Jacob Thiessen presents his project during the fourth-grade science fair last Thursday at Hillsboro Elementary School. Jacob created a ?hover craft? using an old compact disc, a balloon, a cap from a dishsoap bottle and a hot glue gun. The science fair grew out of a reading class unit title ?Science Fair,? […]

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Report eggs-agerates cholesterol levels

The egg is in hot water again, thanks to recent reports of high cholesterol levels in the U.S. population. With this linkage between high serum cholesterol and coronary heart disease, these studies and others have led people to believe CHD is the fault of ?those dirty rotten eggs.? Not so fast. The three major risk factors for coronary heart disease […]

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Fresh mangos in March?

by Andrew Sensenig For a long time, I have recognized the luxury of eating live oranges, bananas, pineapples, mangos, spinach and tomatoes in the middle of winter. I enjoy their diverse flavors thanks to a huge network of ships, trucks, trains and airplanes that deliver them to my table from faraway lands. I happen to know what a mango tree […]

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Do you want a revolution?

By Andrew Sensenig My wife has the book ?Animals Makes Us Human? in her collection, so I started reading it last month. Author Temple Grandin is an animal welfare specialist and studies ways to improve livestock facilities to reduce stress on confined animals. Cattle can be calmed by curved chutes with high walls on the way to slaughter. During their […]

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Even spiders don?t scare me

Like most kids, I was interested in nature. Unlike most kids, I had parents who expressed interest and appreciation of a wasp on the windowsill, rather than disgust. Hence, my fascination with spiders, insects, scorpions, birds, and other animals only increased with age. How do they move? How do they raise young? How do they hunt? How dangerous are they? […]

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