Using Booze Around the House For a Colorimetry Experiment

For years, my wife and I have had lots of alcohol around the house that we haven't drunk. A few months ago, I realized that very small amounts make an excellent solvent to wash off the writing from our calendar. But yesterday I came up with an even better idea. On Friday she brought home... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Leo’s Stars

This November morning, like the previous three, was atypically warm for eastern Canada. I stepped out early to look at the sky, and I noticed two stars very close to the moon. Often, moonlight bleaches out stars in proximity of its boundaries, unless there is a lunar eclipse, which wasn't the case. So they must... Continue Reading →

How Chlorine Reminds Me of Cubism

Albert Gleizes wrote the first major treatise on Cubism in 1907. Shown is his painting L'Homme au Balcon (Portrait of Dr. Théo Morinaud, 1912, oil on canvas, Philadelphia Museum of Art. One can associate chlorine with cubism’s style of simultaneously representing a subject from many viewpoints on the same canvas. In a way, it takes a cubist’s... Continue Reading →

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