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My kids are geeks and their future health depends on it

October 8, 2012

An illustrated guide to parenting with science. All three of my boys are self-proclaimed math geeks and I’m pretty pleased with that. Not because it will help them with their future career goals (as a sculptor, a Lego artist, and a flutist) but because it means that they might have a better chance of being […]

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Of Nanoprobes and Knees: Looking at the History and Pop Culture of Implants

October 4, 2012

This week a story on a recent breakthrough for dissolvable medical implants got me thinking about humanity’s past with implants and medical devices. Obviously, the clear place for my Science Fiction addled, overly geekified brain to jump to was Star Trek and the Borg.    Don’t Judge me. Star Trek has a long-term relationship with technology […]

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