Emergence

Emergence

Just how does intelligent behavior emerge from a collection of simple minded individuals? RadioLab has a great podcast that discusses emergence.   It’s applicable to honey bee colonies, ants, our cities and, in my opinion politics! 🙂 Using this kind of intelligence is a great way to solve complex problems. RadioLab asks: What happens when there is no leader? Starlings, bees, and ants manage just […]

Probiotics for the Nose

Probiotics for the Nose

Science Friday does it again. Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, researchers write that healthy sinuses are populated by a diverse population of bacteria, including Lactobacillus species. Study author Susan Lynch discusses whether a microbial spray might be a good cure for the sniffles. This Microbes Benefit More Than Just the Gut podcast is an interesting listen. It should gives anyone wanting to live well something […]

Sheep Herder Hill Fire

Sheep Herder Hill Fire

Casper Mountain is on fire. It’s been 6 years since the last major fire there. And we have all been holding our breath, this season, and waiting for snow. first smoke appeared 8/9/12 about 4pm aerial attack began using single engine agriculture type aircraft on 8/10 the fire blows up it spots up to a mile in front of the main fire winds are high […]

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