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Forensic science meets nuclear chemistry

As a kid, I read the Sherlock Holmes stories and the mysteries of Agatha Christie. As an adult, I wrote four mysteries that focused on…

How hard is that?

A good friend of mine checks each morning on the web for the final “Jeopardy” question. It’s the last question on the taped “Jeopardy” program…

Smarter than your average bear

Alex Waroff had a fantastic summer job this year. The veterinary student at Washington State University worked with faculty members as they tested just how…

A wolf in other clothing

I was hospitalized for ten days in late July. In August, to rebuild my strength, I took my dog on increasingly long walks around town.…

A light fast twice per week

It certainly sounded like a fad to me. A while ago I caught a program on public television about a medical doctor in Great Britain.…

Have a cup of joe to help your eyes?

My day starts with coffee. I’m too cheap to buy it by the cup from baristas, so I just brew my own Folgers by the…

What antibiotics may be doing to us

It’s astonishing to think about, but when my grandfather was born, tuberculosis was the number one cause of death in our country. Worse still, one…

An ancient American woman buried by the sea

I need to get a cap on my front tooth redone — it has a significant chip in it. Luckily I live at a time…

Designing new food products

Today’s snack food aisle in the grocery store contains a lot more products than when I was a kid. Back then, we mainly had potato…

Seize the day: Visit a park

This is the time of year to get outdoors and observe Mother Nature in all her glory. With a simple field guide to trees or…
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