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The Country Side of Life

When you move from the city into the country, a considerable number of municipally peripheral things suddenly come into your life in a big way, such as the moon and the stars. Read More »

Book Review: Astronomy Hacks

O’Reilly stretches the envelope once more with Astronomy Hacks, part of their popular series of Hacks books, this time looking at tips and tools for observing celestial objects. The book is written in an engaging manner, and in a form comprehensible to both the novice and the seasoned amateur astronomer. The book begins with a section on some basic Getting ... Read More »

“All-natural deodorizer also kills germs”… No, for real this time

I cannot believe this. The Japanese–perhaps in their tiny country, this is a case of necessity being the mother of invention–have invented a totally organic compound that literally deactivates deadly microorganisms in garbage dumps–and eliminates the worst of the smell. Think about that for a minute. Flies no longer hang around garbage dumps treated with this mixture–called Effective Microorganisms, or ... Read More »