U.S. says Iran attacked Saudi oil sites

As Iran-backed Yemeni rebels claimed responsibility for an attack on one of the world’s largest oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday blamed Tehran directly. “Amid all the calls for de-escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply,” he Read more…

A Prankster’s Obituary

Joe Heller was always ready to laugh, and often supplied the reason. His family understood him well, and when he died recently at age 82, they crafted a great obituary. Here are a few tidbits. When the doctors confronted his daughters with the news last week that “your father is Read more…

Stress Tardigrade

Stress Tardigrade Whether you call them Tardigrades, moss piglets, or water bears, whatever you do don’t underestimate this cute little extremophile. Heat them, squish them, starve them, expose them to radiation, or deprive them of air and they will still survive. They are one of the most resilient animals known Read more…

Dancing Marvel Superheroes

[embedded content] The PAC dance team at Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita, Arizona, gave us a Wizard of Oz dance routine and a Harry Potter dance routine that really impressed us in previous years. They’ve set our expectations pretty high, and still came through with a production featuring the Read more…

Can Rats Play Hide-and-Seek?

We all know the strict set of rules for a proper game of hide-and-seek. For example, midway through the game, the “seeker” cannot switch to become a “hider”, and hiders should stay put until they’re found. Scientists through this study have discovered that lab rats can play hide-and-seek properly. What’s Read more…

You May Be Believing 5 Myths About Grief

Grief and loss still remain as one of our society’s greatest taboos. We even hesitate to use the word “death” and instead use euphemism like “passing away.” After all, it is a difficult and painful subject to discuss. Reluctance to discuss this subject, however, can provide space for myths to Read more…