October 18th, 2019 | Main

Hot Stuff

I recently read that scientists in Germany have created small zeolite pellets that can store up to four times more heat than water, loss-free, for “lengthy periods of time.” Interesting, but there’s a much cheaper material that does ...

September 25th, 2019 | Main

Hell Bent

According to its website, Hell, Michigan is “surrounded by 400 acres of beautiful campgrounds, biking and hiking trails, a chain of lakes and channels, recreational areas for picnics, and so much more.” That’s not the description I heard ...

September 6th, 2019 | Main

Time to Evacuate

I don’t like how big storms are named.  “Edna Set to Arrive in Charleston on Saturday” sounds like a visit from a kindly old aunt. Old aunts can be scary, but storms are worse. They need to have names that encourage the public to take them ...

August 16th, 2019 | Main

Temperatures Rising

One huge advantage of living in Bakersfield is that we don’t have to fear global warming.  The way I see it, we’re about 30 degrees (or approximately four million years) ahead of most of the world when it comes to heat-pain ...