Mauna Kea

It was February 22, 2018 at 4:51 AM PST. This was a snow day in West Seattle.  White stuff litters all the streets and the construction sites nearby.  Schools are out for mid-Winter break until Monday. All quiet on the Western front here, as students remember their own in Florida. So, as clouds blot the …

The Artemis Gen

  Twelve (12) astronauts have landed on the Moon's surface. They were ALL men in All-Man crews.  They didn't stay.  They were all one-night stands.   This time, humanity must stay and build.  Not just for science, not just for what we can gain in technology, but because we are human we must explore and …

Stop It, America. Just Stop It. Stop Emitting Carbon Dioxide, for one.

  Everywhere I go in the Far West, Americans are writing off  that "other America" from the Mississippi River east, "Well, they deserve it," I hear a lot.  "They were told this would happen."  "They are the worst polluters, the largest producers of coal and crude oil."   "Why should we pay for their stupidity." Every …

“Global Warming is…a Hoax,” President Trump – ‘Science is not a Democracy’ – Part 2

TIME MAGAZINE - JANUARY 20, 2019 BY ALEJANDRO DE LA GARZA "President Donald Trump mocked climate change again on Sunday, just days after the Department of Defense released a report outlining the effects of climate change on its operations. "Referring to the major winter storm that has brought frigid temperatures and snow to large parts …

President Trump Mocks Global Warming ‘Science is Not a Democracy’ – Part 1

President Trump mocks Global Warming and American science.  Lucky Us. "Louisiana and Mississippi continue to deal with flooding..." as they will for the rest of their existence as land-masses. There it is.  These snapshots on the blog site are more for my records than to inform members of this unscientific nation.  If you need me to …

“Novel antibiotics effective against gram-positive and -negative multi-resistant bacteria with limited resistance”

BREAKTHROUGH RESEARCH ARTICLE in PLoS - Biology “Novel antibiotics effective against gram-positive and -negative multi-resistant bacteria with limited resistance” Irène Nicolas, Valérie Bordeau, Arnaud Bondon, Michèle Baudy-Floc’h, BriceFelden  Received: April 23, 2019; Accepted: June 6, 2019; Published: July 9, 2019 “...We generated a new family of peptidomimetics - cyclic heptapseudopeptides - inspired from a natural …