entanglement

If you get there last, leave a message

There’s a scene in Three Little Pigskins where Moe and Larry are arranging to meet at a predetermined location:Moe: If you get there first, put a chalk mark.Larry: Okay. What if you get there first?Moe: Then I’ll rub it out.1Anyway, The Reg reports that scientists have done this, only better, sending a message from one photon to another […]

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More on science

Three quick notes on the ways that science making our lives, um, interesting. We’ve often heard that printer ink is more expensive than human blood. Well, here’s a twist: UK scientists have used 3D printers to print human stem cells. It’s within the realm of imagination that we could eventually use human blood in printers […]

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Citizen science: to observe and record

How do you talk to your kids about big hard subjects? You talk to them. Then, you give them something to do about it.Kids know and feel a lot about troubles in the world. They might not always know the details of the problem, but they know something isn’t right. They might think it funny […]

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How to get a window seat on the bus

I’ll be seeing some friends from high school this week. As we swap stories, sometimes we forget if events happened to us or someone else. It’s a bit like the bats in the Pogo comic strip, Bewitched, Bothered and Bemildred, who often forgot who was whom. Anyway, … Our junior high science teacher wanted us to […]

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