New Mexico wind farms present the classic problem of wind and solar

Much of our current energy supply is produced by burning fuel that's been transported to a power plant. Renewable sources of energy has similar, but different, transmission problems. They can be solved, but additional investment beyond the initial wind or solar farms is needed. https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/08/eastern-new-mexico-could-become-the-saudi-arabia-of-wind/? Eastern New Mexico could become the Saudi Arabia of wind … Continue reading New Mexico wind farms present the classic problem of wind and solar

Seeing 30 shows in 10 weeks in NYC

Discount Me In: How I Saw 30 Shows on a Student Budget A summer stage binge reminded one young journalist of the power of great storytelling, and that cheap tickets are out there if you know where to look. By Sarah Bahr Aug. 28, 2019Updated 12:53 p.m. ET     My boss at The New … Continue reading Seeing 30 shows in 10 weeks in NYC

“Hamilton” is endlessly productive of terrific side art and historical research

"Hamilton" by Lin-Manuel Miranda doesn't sound like a show a lot of people would want to see -- a rap musical about Alexander Hamilton, the founding father on the the $10 bill. But just GO and you'll be amazed. I've been to many shows over the years and it's still the best, overall, I've ever … Continue reading “Hamilton” is endlessly productive of terrific side art and historical research

Why you need to update the iOS on all of your Apple devices now (even if you just did)

Unlike the writer of this article, I ordinarily do not recommend making all updates automatic unless that's the only way they'll ever get made. BUT this particular software update is essential for all of your Apple devices to avoid hackers. It's always instructive to need to make a global update. That's when you realize -- … Continue reading Why you need to update the iOS on all of your Apple devices now (even if you just did)

Hitchhikers on pumice stone raft may help revive parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

You can't make this stuff up. Pumice stone aka cold, solidified lava that's light enough to float, has collected at the ocean's surface from an underwater eruption. It's currently floating toward Australia carrying with it all sorts of marina life hitchhikers. If the pumice raft makes it to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, some the raft's … Continue reading Hitchhikers on pumice stone raft may help revive parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Housekeeping for your iPhone

According to Pew Research this June, Cell phones are owned by 96% of the population in the United States and 81% of those are smartphones. For those who love statistics as I do,  here's a link. https://www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheet/mobile/ Of those 100 million smartphone users, 45% use iPhones. More stats here: https://www.statista.com/statistics/236550/percentage-of-us-population-that-own-a-iphone-smartphone/ That means there are a … Continue reading Housekeeping for your iPhone

Vaping damages lung tissue after one use even without nicotine

In just the past month, there's been a rash of hospitalizations whose only common factor is vaping. At least one person has died. Given the great popularity of vaping with younger people, and its fairly recent explosive rise in use, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are already actively investigating the causes of these … Continue reading Vaping damages lung tissue after one use even without nicotine