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Diet Research? It must be January.

Published on January 4, 2013 By bmagnus

Yes indeed, it’s the first week of the year, and that means millions of Americans are trying to shed between 5 and 500 pounds. Some scientists were even willing to stick their necks out there and say fructose is a culprit in weight gain (a culprit not the culprit). Check the archives and you will find me many […]

Abraham Lincoln, Shorties Hunter

Published on July 11, 2012 By bmagnus

2%: Ok, you don’t normally find good articles about taxes at a science website, but here’s the truth about the Obama Tax Plan. Would you prefer an economist’s take on the bad news coverage that makes it seem like a better idea to get your news from a biologist? Speaking of Economics: Economics textbooks may be dangerous […]

Music Monday: Something Borrowed

Published on July 9, 2012 By bmagnus

Today I’ve got a little “music theory” lesson for you. I’m going to explain that chord that’s driving you crazy. You know the one, the second one. Most of the “happy sounding” songs you know are in what are called “Major keys.” That includes everything from Happy Birthday and Yellow Submarine to Pomp and Circumstance and […]

Enter the Dragon

Published on May 26, 2012 By bmagnus

It’s been a long road since 2004, when Space Ship One made its second, prize-winning voyage. Today, astronauts from the International Space Station got to tour the world’s first successful private spacecraft, the Dragon. It’s the first time a non-government vessel has docked with the ISS, and it brought lots of non-essential supplies. Why non-essential? […]

A story

Published on February 18, 2011 By bmagnus

The President keeps talking about making the hard budget decisions that families make around their kitchen tables. Let’s turn that table. Once upon a time — ok, long about 2001 — there was a family that was finally coming up for air. Once they paid off their bills each month, there was actually money left […]

Wouldn’t that be nice?

Published on October 8, 2010 By bmagnus

Taken at Clark High School in Las Vegas. In Closing: Foreclosure mess (update, Bank of America has halted all foreclosures nationwide); new 300 year old Vivaldi concerto; progressive agenda; we have to be better; I hope the FDIC bankrupts these [redacted]; always check your work; on Afghanistan; 30% of unemployed have been out of work […]

Short But Sweet

Published on July 9, 2010 By bmagnus

No, that’s not a description of myself. Eat your heart out! I hate most audio and video posts on the web. Ok, no, I liked the cute video of the baby playing with the collie. And I don’t mind when political sites like Crooks and Liars link to interviews and even political ads that are […]