Category: Science

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Moonbeams

Asking me to look at the moon is like telling a construction worker it’s his job to ogle a skimpy dress. I’m going to do it anyway, and I’ve been doing it all my...

Exotic invasive

Let’s get something straight right up front. I may try to be a good Catholic boy nowadays, but I’ve spent enough time around military men and other foul-mouthed beasts (and occasionally been both) to...

Ode de tillage

Okay, I’m weird – sue me. But I do love the smell of manure. It was the first thing I thought about when we started to walk through the laboratory of ecosystems at ECHO....

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Geography lesson

Click the image to see a higher-resolution (and unspoiled) version. In the shadow of Saturn, unexpected wonders appear. The robotic Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn recently drifted in giant planet’s shadow for about 12...