I'm sure I can't
tell you how many times I've intended to post and haven't. I have several things floating about my head but have let
other things take precedent.
So, for now, until I congeal a
few other aspects, including my student's book list for 2009 and an interview I conducted with an amazing woman scientist
who came into town, I will post my three latest videos.
one you currently see at the top of the page is a review of a great book called Dread: How Fear and Fantasy have fueled epidemics from the Black Plague to the Avian Flu by Philip Alcabes. It's very timely and a great read. I like when I feel smarter at the end of a book, and this one definitely
filled the bill. Oddly enough, I discovered by accident that his wife and I follow each other on twitter and had to promise
that my top model doll would not flirt with him!
book I reviewed, which I think is FABULOUS to share with your non-sciency family and friends is The Why Files: The Science Behind the Headlines by David J. Tenenbaum. It is a good way to bring science to those who might not otherwise take the plunge. Then send them
to the Why Files website so they can keep up with current events!
I received a link to
a video of a gummy bear being obliterated in a "product driven reaction" by it's insertion in molten potassium chlorate. That reminded me that I had at one
time subjected a gummy bear to high frequency sound waves (sonication) and decided to create my own video in response to that.
So, this will do for
now and I will try to tend to my website more often!