: a scientific breakthrough :

Gravity, I propose, is cumulative. I made this astonishing discovery last Saturday afternoon when I went swimming. Although, for the sake of accuracy, I should change swimming to floundering, because I’ve acquired the natural buoyancy of space junk. That’s upsetting, since water is my greatest refuge. Pools, oceans, rivers, bathtubs, they’re all life-enhancing habitats, in … Continue reading : a scientific breakthrough :

: an unlikely sanctuary :

A bus bench is hardly your typical refuge. To the well-adjusted, they’re a basic necessity, but not quite a full-fledged convenience. They’re unyielding and unforgiving with hard, sharp angles and don't offer much protection from the elements -- wind, rain, snow, blistering sunshine, frigid cold, chatty seatmates. There's nothing plush or even restful about parking … Continue reading : an unlikely sanctuary :

: geniuses and other smarty-pants :

Theoretical physics isn’t for birdbrains. It’s for certified, card carrying geniuses, people with big, towering IQs, like Einstein and Galileo and Stephen Hawking. The basic 3-lb. brain most of tote around comes with a serviceable, but unspectacular, IQ in the 85 to 115 range. Such numbers, I’m sure, would scandalize a physicist, theoretical or otherwise. … Continue reading : geniuses and other smarty-pants :