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What came before the planets? What are the origins of life? And how much of a threat do asteroids pose to life on Earth today? There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that asteroids have (or used to have) hydrocarbons. If they have amino acids and nucleic acids… Hmm. Sounds like a science fiction story based […]
Since coming to Montreal last September, I have been asked by several people what my connection to Canada is. One connection, my great x 3 grandfather Joseph Lewis, is from the mid to late 1800s. He left Canada to come to the US for work. But another, slightly more indirect connection, dates back to the […]
Looks like the new Picard series will make sure to use the supernova of Romulus’s sun as part of its storyline. Here’s hoping they also explain why the Romulans were using a name from ancient Earth legends about the foundation of the Roman Empire. Read all about it at trekcore.com/blog/2019/01/picard-star-trek-series-heavily-influenced-by-2009-romulan-disaster/
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I go back to work tomorrow on April 1st. My year-long paternity leave is over. No April Fools.
(This was originally meant to be posted before New Year’s, but was delayed due to holiday-associated craziness. It will be presented in two parts: Christmas and New Year’s) We put up the Christmas tree just before the beginning of Advent … Continue reading
This past weekend, my wife and I stopped by at a nearby “home showcase.” Basically, the idea is that a number of construction companies build a model house in the same area, and then you can visit all the big … Continue reading
A few weeks ago (before all the hospital melodrama), I took my daughter to a nearby supermarket…which had a “baby care room” on the second floor, next to the roof parking lot. We had been invited by a Japanese couple … Continue reading
There’s a page in the classic Seuss book Hop on Pop that reads: Sad Dad Bad Had Dad is sad. Very, very sad, He had a bad day. What a day Dad had. Even Dads get the “baby blues.” But … Continue reading