science

Is the Chrysler Building safe? When a 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit New York last month, I worried whether the Chrysler Building and other iconic buildings were damaged. So far there haven’t been any reports of any major damage to buildings or infrastructure.It is believed, however,...

Recently a case of bird flu was detected in Texas that is believed to have spread from a dairy cow to a human. Officials in the U.S. have stated that dairy products are safe for consumption. Here’s hoping for the safety and health of our...

Recently filmmakers and songwriters have been agonizing over (and striking over, in the case of Hollywood filmmakers) recent advances in AI technology. They claim that if AI can create works of art, then their livelihoods are in jeopardy. That may be true, but I believe...

Today, for the first time in my life, I got to see a live rhinoceros beetle. In Japan the children here have many opportunities to see, or even buy rhinoceros beetles, but I never had the chance growing up in New York, since the species...

Imagine if humans were able to hibernate. Personally, I’ve always been fascinated by animals that are able to sleep for several months without the need for food, heat or other creature comforts. Recent research has shown that it might be possible to use ultrasound to...

Recently I passed by a new housing development called South Park. I’m guessing that the developers aren’t aware of the long running television animation series South Park. They probably don’t know that naming their development South Park runs counter to the image of a bucolic,...