America’s shame? Yes, but Britain’s hands aren’t clean.

The racially motivated terrorist attack/hate crime against the peaceful bible study participants at a Charleston church this week by one very sick individual has outraged our country and the world, opening us, yet again, to attacks by other countries--safe in their holier-than-thou gun control laws, convinced that these types of things wouldn't happen elsewhere. They … Continue reading America’s shame? Yes, but Britain’s hands aren’t clean.

One physician’s creative response to bureaucratic frustration

A few days ago, one irate physician spent hours on the phone with a pharmacy benefit program. He was trying to get a prescription covered for his patient…that she was already on. What follows is the complete text of the actual letter (and bill for consultation) he mailed them. It is a glorious stance against … Continue reading One physician’s creative response to bureaucratic frustration

Neil deGrasse Tyson – My Hero

Neil deGrasse Tyson talking asteroid physics with a 9-year old http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BcxS3U-f6k Great asteroid science, explained so even a 9-year old can understand it. Well, so a 9-year old who throws around words like “non-Newtonian solids”, that is. The look on Dr. Tyson’s face is priceless. Also, enough material for a library of science fiction books. … Continue reading Neil deGrasse Tyson – My Hero

My Three Favorite TED Talks

The happy secret to better work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLJsdqxnZb0 (12 minutes) A happiness researcher on, yes, the importance of being happy In this fast-paced, invigorating talk, Harvard researcher Shawn Achor convinces us with bursts of hilarity, made up data, and flashes of brilliance that when it comes to happiness, we (that is, pretty much all of us) … Continue reading My Three Favorite TED Talks

Why Science Fiction Will Save the World

The world is changing. Maybe not so fast that tomorrow we'll wake up to having our husbands be zombies, or our cats be spaceships, but if it could happen, someone has imagined it, and odds are, they've published it, possibly in Daily Science Fiction. What, you say, is Daily Science Fiction? Every day, a snapshot … Continue reading Why Science Fiction Will Save the World