Posts under ‘Science’

Yet more on Taiwan as the origin of many Pacific Islanders

Taipei Times – archives Pacific Islanders’ history With reference to your review of my book, Surviving Paradise (“Notes from a very small island,” May 9, page 14), and Bradley Winterton’s doubts about my claim that Taiwanese Aborigines colonized the Pacific Islands, I would like to clarify and support this claim. It is the orthodox view […]

What does your community need?

This invention is incredibly cool. When can I get a hand-held version? This article and the invention about which it was written could stimulate discussion and group activity related to how science might improve one’s own community. “Given unlimited X, how could you improve Y.” Such a discussion might start with a brainstorm of the […]

Winning Ig Nobel Prize research not so improbable

I was excited to learn that the designers for a bra that doubles (or quadruples?) as a face mask won an Ig Nobel Prize. Still, this is not at all improbable research, so I’m wondering if it was indeed a legitimate contender. During the SARS outbreak in East Asia, stocks of face masks were depleted, […]

Winning Ig Nobel Prize research not so improbable

I was excited to learn that the designers for a bra that doubles (or quadruples?) as a face mask won an Ig Nobel Prize. Still, this is not at all improbable research, so I’m wondering if it was indeed a legitimate contender. During the SARS outbreak in East Asia, stocks of face masks were depleted, […]