Archive for November 25th, 2020

November 25th, 2020 - 6:00 pm § in Science

A brief history of dark matter

Why do the outer fringes of galaxies spin at the same speed as the inner core? They shouldn’t. A galaxy should rotate faster at the center, where the stars are denser (and there’s usually a black hole). In our solar system, the planets farther from the sun orbit more slowly, because grav[...]

November 25th, 2020 - 4:50 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Pardoned, but not innocent

     Michael Flynn lied for Trump, and Trump pardoned him. That should surprise no one. This isn’t the first political pardon granted by a president, and won’t be the last. But the stain remains; the pardon doesn’t render Flynn an innocent man; it makes him a pardoned felon.   [...]

November 25th, 2020 - 3:00 pm § in Health

Stupid parents risk their kids’ lives for soccer

“Hundreds of kids and their families are headed to Arizona for a soccer tournament with 500 teams,” CNN reported on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. “Absolutely fantastic news,” said Phoenix City Council member Sal DiCiccio in a tweet. “The 800 kid soccer tournament will[...]

November 25th, 2020 - 1:41 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

My neighborhood mailbox is back!

All the mailboxes in my neighborhood disappeared last summer. As a result, I had to drive to a post office to mail bills and letters. Then, this week, the mailbox that used to be at the grocery store a couple blocks from my house reappeared as if by magic. It’s not hard to figure out […[...]