The U.S. Space Program

February 18, 2021 – (above photo from NASA website) – Members of the Perseverance Mars Rover team watch in mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as the first images arrive moments after the spacecraft successfully touched down on Mars, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. A key objective for Perseverance’s mission on Mars is…

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New Post on Apples, Art and Spirit Blog

Linda Hoffman has a new post on her Apples, Art, and Spirit blog. This week, Linda writes about fertilizer. Specifically, the great harm being done by the widespread use of synthetic fertilizer (which she points out cause last week’s massive explosion in Lebanon). Linda calls for a new agricultural model which…

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MassMoments: Ether Day October 16, 1846

For anyone  facing surgery, the possibility of pain looms large. Imagine back to a time when options for “anesthesia” were limited to alcohol or the danger of opium. When a Boston dentist demonstrated the “power of ether” back in 1846 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Jospeh Warren – a well-respected surgeon…

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