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Real Science Gifts for Kids

I was having a conversation recently with an editor at the NY Times about the trends in science toys in the last 30+ years.  One of the things that came out of that discussion was that many “educational” toys today...

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The Last Night of the World

Ray Bradbury: (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) My small tribute to the man who turned me on to Science Fiction. The first science fiction story I ever read was Bradbury’s “Kaleidoscope.” (thanks Dad!). It...

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Yay for random prizes!

Hey, look what I won! That’s the gorgeous book, Poseidon’s Steed, by Helen Scales –truly a lovely natural history of seahorses and human’s relationship with these remarkable creatures.  Then there’s...

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Me with a Lion Cub: Right or Wrong?

Here’s me with a baby lion, taken in 2009 during a behind-the-scenes tour with the director of Six Flags Great Adventure Safari in New Jersey. They were in the veterinary building because they had been rejected by their mother...

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