Fluxgate Magnets, Gravity Science and LEGO: A look into the things on board NASA’s Juno
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Fluxgate Magnets, Gravity Science and LEGO: A look into the things on board NASA’s Juno

JUNO ORBITS JUPITER. After a five-year journey through space, NASA’s space-probe Juno arrived last week at planet Jupiter, the gas-giant, the largest planet in our solar system. NASA’s Mission Juno surveys the northern and southern lights of Jupiter, the planet’s magnetic field, radiation, as well as the secrets that lie beneath Jupiter’s thick swirl of … Continue reading

A single-celled organism with a small human-like ‘eye’
Biology / The Strange

A single-celled organism with a small human-like ‘eye’

— Billy Wright SCIENTISTS STUDYING MICROSCOPIC LIFE IN SEAWATER have found, what we laypeople might call, a tiny floating eyeball. Just as with our own eyes, the creature is fitted with a lens, cornea and retina. But what’s remarkable is that it’s all inside the one cell. Scientists from the University of British Columbia (UBC) had … Continue reading

The prehistoric first words of man & womankind
Biology / Thought

The prehistoric first words of man & womankind

Image: Reconstruction of Homo habilis, of a Hominini tribe. Westfälisches Museum für Archäologie, Herne. Wikimedia Commons. By Billy Wright ‘Beastly,’ was the first word of a child George Orwell; he was eighteen months old and bedridden with bronchitis. Russel Brand’s first words were ‘don’t do that’—appropriately repressive? Steven Spielberg asks back with his first, ‘why?’ Bambi the … Continue reading

Med students learn psychopathology with ‘Seinfeld’
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Med students learn psychopathology with ‘Seinfeld’

(Feature image: Still of Julia Louis-Dreyfus in NBC’s Seinfeld) By Billy Wright It seems the whole universe truly is against George Costanza. Jerry, Elaine, his Mother and that girl who saw him in the Henry VIII costume have each tried to coax George into psychiatric treatment, yet he resists. But resistance is futile, transcendentally, when psychiatric … Continue reading