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“Science Chamber of Horrors” talk at the Schiele Museum

On October 29, 2015, I was invited to present a Science Cafe at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia, NC, based on my “Science Chamber of Horrors” Tumblr!  I think it went well and I appreciated the invitation to speak there. … Continue reading

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Halloween Treats 2015

Once again it’s time to post a collection of “Halloween Treats”: classic ghost and horror stories to be read in the dark of night!  I’ve been doing this since 2007, and you can read the old editions here:   2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and … Continue reading

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Optical rogue waves at American Scientist!

Been quite busy lately, but I wrote a blog post on recent research on rogue waves, the rare killers of the sea, at American Scientist, which appeared this week!  A snippet: Until these discoveries, such rogues were thought to be … Continue reading

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Jennifer Foehner Wells’ Fluency

Been away from blogging for a while due to work and stress — going to start catching up on my book blogging! A massive, mysterious alien craft is spotted in solar system, seemingly dormant.  A team of scientists and astronauts … Continue reading

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My Google Hangout Seminar on Invisibility Physics!

In lieu of more substantial writing on the blog, here’s a link to another presentation I gave! I was invited to give a Google Hangout Seminar at the University of Central Arkansas on “How Not to be Seen: The History … Continue reading

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The Muslimoclockobomb conspiracy: connecting the dots

By now, you have all no doubt heard about 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, who brought a home-made “clock” to his Texas school to show to his engineering teacher and was arrested when he was unable to explain why it was not a bomb … Continue reading

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“Falling Felines and Fundamental Physics” Presentation!

For the new student convocation at UNCC this year, I was asked to give a “Thinking Matters” presentation for the new freshmen, in which I talk about some sort of interesting topic to, well, get the students thinking and excited … Continue reading

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