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Science and Reality Today: Gravitational waves detection: science and The Big Bang …

As I was getting ready to write about “Cosmos” — a 13-part series that originally aired on PBS in 1980 — coming back on air and why astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was the best choice to carry Carl Sagan’s legacy, something big happened. At a March 17 press conference, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced […]

Science and Reality Today: The placebo effect … my personal story …

  As some of you know, I am one of the 25 million people nationwide who suffer from asthma. Recently I had a major scare at the gym when, after a very intense workout, I started feeling the symptoms of an asthma attack coming. Only then did I remember  that I was out of my […]

Science and Reality Today: Who needs superheroes when you have nature? …

Last week my roommate and I were having another one of our deep philosophical discussions about what superpowers would be the coolest to have. My roommate, being an X-Men fanatic, went with Wolverine’s power to regenerate and heal. Personally, having grown up reading Marvel Comics as well, I was always envious of Magneto’s ability to […]

Science & reality today: The science of social acceptance …

I recently watched a History Channel documentary on World War II and the Holocaust that opened my eyes to things many of us don’t consider. While many people consider the Holocaust a tragic event in human history, they try to ease their worries, but consider it a one-time event that we have learned from and […]

Science & reality today: So you wanna be an astronaut? Expect the unexpected …

In case you haven’t yet seen the new movie “Gravity,” I promise not to spoil the ending for you. That being said, after watching this new sci-fi thriller starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, I was reminded why I made a good choice in not applying to NASA. First off, let’s correct a common misconception […]

Science and Reality Today: Creationism vs. Evolution …

The horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary last December that left 26 people dead, including 20 children, reignited the debate between gun control and the Second Amendment, as has the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard shooting most recently. But there was also another debate that some in the media wanted to reignite after Sandy Hook. You […]

Science & reality today: The language of nature: We are all connected …

As I was watching my favorite show “Breaking Bad” the other day, a commercial came on featuring Cindy Crawford. What came to mind was the whole controversy back in the 1990s of whether or not she should remove that “imperfection” on her face, as some people called it (the mole above her lip), to make […]

Science & reality today: The language of nature: We are all connected …

As I remained glued to the Internet following every update posted regarding this immense wildfire that has altered not just the landscape but also the lives of so many, it is easy for me to become depressed. Everyone deals with tragedy and hardship differently, but have you ever wondered where this sense of angst or […]

Science and Reality Today: Sean Carroll, cosmologist …

Science and Reality Today: Sean Carroll, cosmologist …

As you may remember, I have cited the work of theoretical physicist and acclaimed author Sean Carroll in previous columns. Yet it wasn’t until recently that I had the honor of interviewing Dr. Carroll, one of the most recognizable popularizers of science today. So, without further ado, enjoy: HT: Good morning, Dr. Carroll. I am […]

Science and Reality Today: Why it may not be a good thing to boldly go …

First off, with all the news coverage this issue has received recently, I think now would be a good time to come out of the closet and announce myself to the world: I am a Trekkie and proud of it! Phew, that was a load off my shoulders, but I digress. After enjoying the movie […]

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