GENOME exhibit

With Susie and Sergio at the GENOME exhibit


How Guinea Pigs Could Help Autistic Children

How Guinea Pigs Could Help Autistic Children
February 27, 2013
autistic children were significantly more talkative and cheerful in the presence of guinea pigs than in the presence of toys.
The children were also more likely to look at faces, make physical contact, and interact with other children and adults.

In Cancer Care, Cost Matters

When A Famous Hospital Didn’t Want An Expensive New Drug
by David Kestenbaum
March 28, 2013
comparative effectiveness
extends life for 1.4 months

ZALTRAP (ziv-aflibercept)
ZALTRAP®, in combination with 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin, irinotecan-(FOLFIRI), is indicated for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) that is resistant to or has progressed following an oxaliplatin-containing regimen.

In Cancer Care, Cost Matters  
October 14, 2012

“Outer Coastal Plain” … it does sound fancier than New Jersey

The Trick To Selling Fancy Wine From New Jersey: Don’t Say It’s From New Jersey
March 29, 2013
A reputation, like a good wine, only matures with time.

Tomasello Winery


white wine as an ingredient of food


Time Travel

Time Travel
The Universe > Season 5. 08/19/2010
One of the Universe’s most enduring mysteries is Time Travel.
In this episode, we explore the possibilities. Discover why Time Travel into the future is unavoidable in the Einsteinian world of Relativity.
As for the past… the laws of physics do not tell us it’s impossible, but the bizarre consequences of going into the past and altering the future make for mind-bending science.
the arrow of time
time dilation
worm hole
Carl Sagan: Contact
time machine
Large Hadron Collider
warp drive; warp bubbles
dark energy as a power source
closest star: Alpha Centauri (4.37 light years from the Sun)

Book Review: ‘All That Is’

Book Review: ‘All That Is’
by Alan Cheuse
March 27, 2013
Critic Alan Cheuse reviews the new novel All That Is by James Salter.
the life … the life!
Returning to America after World War II, former naval officer Philip Bowman finds a position as a book editor and loses himself in a world of intimate connections and surprising triumphs until he is betrayed by the woman he loves.