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Studies on teens present findings worth sleeping on

It has been a couple of years since Fort Wayne Community Schools rearranged its school start times. At the time, the main justification seem

January 16, 2018


Saturn's secrets

The year just passed saw the end of the Cassini satellite. It had a great run and ended in spectacular fashion, with both great drama and gr

January 2, 2018


Bitcoins: Are they worth all that effort?

Bitcoin is getting a lot of news coverage lately, mostly because its price has gone absolutely crazy.

December 19, 2017


The end of INNOVATION

Most people following tech news expect the Federal Communications Commission to repeal rules on net neutrality on Dec. 14. These principles

December 5, 2017


Halting harassment falls to us all

The wildfire-like spread of reporting on sexual harassment and sexual assault is both depressing and encouraging. I've been surprised how ma

November 21, 2017


The art of expression

Abuse of opioids has become an epidemic. Overdose deaths per year are greater than those of the HIV/AIDS epidemic peak in 1995. The day-to-d

November 7, 2017


Collision and coordination

As I write this on Sunday afternoon, the astronomy world is in a flutter. At 10 a.m. Monday, there will be an announcement – made by t

October 17, 2017


Healthy debate

Every time I read in the papers about vaccines, it seems to be some variation on people being worried about them despite overwhelming eviden

October 3, 2017


Construction woes flooding Houston

I live in the West Central neighborhood, a few blocks from the St. Marys River. When my wife and I were first looking at our house, we had t

September 19, 2017


Season of change

It is the start of a new school year. I love the activity around this season on a university campus. The hustle and bustle of students movin

September 5, 2017


Discarded eclipse glasses collected for 2024 return

Plans for the 2024 total solar eclipse are underway.

August 23, 2017


Put on glasses, marvel at mechanics of nature

The solar eclipse is coming next Monday. I am excited about seeing it. Astronomy events like eclipses are a reminder how we are all connecte

August 15, 2017


Head shots

I love watching a great pass in football. I'm a Packers fan, so Aaron Rogers to Jordy Nelson is especially beautiful. With the little that I

August 1, 2017


Science of addiction

I ran across two recent – and related – medical studies about the opioid epidemic. They both show how we are slowly making progr

July 18, 2017


Imprisoned by outdated technology

Last month there was an appeals court decision against the Federal Communications Commission. More precisely, it was against limits the FCC

July 4, 2017


Differing wavelengths

The next generation of wireless phone service is starting to be built. It is called 5G, for fifth generation. As with the four previous gene

June 20, 2017


NOW or LATER

President Donald Trump has announced plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. For some reason, perhaps because

June 6, 2017


The trees of life

We've all heard that nature is good for our health. I've always taken such advice as probably good, but also probably hard to measure in any

May 16, 2017


The march of SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS

There have been two international marches in the past couple of weeks, one about climate change and one about science more generally. People

May 2, 2017


By the numbers

The Supreme Court soon will hear a gerrymandering case from Wisconsin, Whitford vs. Gill. The state lost the case in federal district court,

April 18, 2017


Selling customer data won't lead ISPs to innovate

The House and Senate passed a bill last week about internet privacy. President Trump is expected to sign it into law. It has attracted a lot

April 4, 2017


Seeds of disc-ord

I play Ultimate Frisbee. As I am now in my 40s, it is pretty easy to get injured. I have had my share, specifically with my ribs, ankle and

March 20, 2017


Orange dragon aloft at festive dance

For Fort Wayne’s Dorothy Kittaka, the 2017 edition of the FAME Festival on Saturday at Grand Wayne Center was only a bit short of bein

March 18, 2017


Letters to the editor

Outmoded thinking on automotive travel I read the Feb. 22 letter from John Anderson about Pete Eshelman’s Tesla. I believe Anderson r

March 11, 2017


Troubling times for Hoosier health

The Indiana House recently passed a bill adding requirements for doctors who perform medical abortions. There have been several drafts of th

March 6, 2017