Daily Car Use: Mimicking a Bad Habit

It's no secret that our imitative nature is both a blessing and a curse. Our lives would be overwhelming if along with reinventing the wheel we had to recreate tables and chairs along with all the tools and techniques presently at our finger tips. Our ability to mimic also plays a role in the acquisition of a mother tongue and in learning languages of... Continue Reading →

Toxic Bloom Despite Josh Bloom’s Rosy Views

Since the early 1980s, the media has played a roller coaster game with the coverage of environmental issues. The public's appetite for such coverage seems to unfortunately ride the waves of economic growth and recessions.  Meanwhile groups at each end of the spectrum play political games and distort realities that are difficult to pin down. As a result, the environmental movement has... Continue Reading →

Beneficial Viruses

Due to the insights gained from a decade's worth of viral research, it's not surprising that in the autumn of 2013, Penn State University offered a newly developed course in viral ecology. For a century, the word virus had been exclusively associated with certain human, animal, plant or computer diseases. Virus, which is rooted in the... Continue Reading →

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