Theory of Anything

Theory of Anything

(May 28, 2015) Last spring, researchers observing from the South Pole BICEP2 telescope claimed to have found virtually indisputable proof that the universe began in a spurt of insanely rapid inflation nearly 14...

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Oars in the Water

Joining the crew on Humboldt Bay

(May 28, 2015) When he gets wind of my plans to go rowing on Humboldt Bay, my husband eyeballs me sternly over his reading glasses. "Be careful." he warns. "One wrong move and...

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Plant a Living Playhouse

(May 21, 2015) It's the middle of May and time to plant sunflowers! There are many beautiful varieties to choose from, and they are easy to grow — just work up a spot...

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The Great Bike Helmet Debate

(May 14, 2015) Hey Barry, where's your helmet?" called out the city council member as I cycled past her on Seventh Street this morning. She's certainly in tune with conventional wisdom, which holds...

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Throw Like the Irish

Road bowling for beginners

(May 14, 2015) When I think about Ireland, step dancing, Liam Neeson and Guinness beer come to mind. Just recently I've become aware of another Irish export: road bowling. As I researched Irish...

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Can't Get No Love

Underutilized plants you should try today

(May 7, 2015) In the big-money world of plant breeding, where prima donna perennials are primped and photographed for their PR launch, a number of truly stellar plants are flying under the radar....

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Dodgy Diets

(April 30, 2015) Not getting enough advice about how to eat healthily? Got a weight problem and can't find any books to tell you how to fix it? Nothing online about diets? I...

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Impostors and Bloodsuckers

(April 23, 2015) A Bee or Not a Bee? Recently out in the yard, a glimpse of the insect world's most popular warning colors of black and yellow hinted that the buzzing around...

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When sex is a pain

(April 23, 2015) What does it mean when sex hurts? I'm not talking about consensual power-exchange here — that's a topic for another day. I'm talking about pain that happens when it shouldn't,...

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Elevator to Space

(April 16, 2015) When a passenger jet takes off, about one-third of its weight is the fuel it will burn flying from point A to point B. Rocket designers would swoon for such...

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Food Not Lawns

Bringing the farm to your front yard

(April 16, 2015) Growing food at home is hardly a new idea. But in this culture, where more people know how to take the perfect selfie than how to grow a potato, urban...

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in our blogs...

Gavin Newsom Photobombs Garberville

(May 29, 2015) Just about every name in North Coast weed was there; packed into a sweaty, crowded theater for a glimpse at California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Selfies with the photogenic former...

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UPDATED: Gavin Newsom to Talk Pot in Humboldt

(May 24, 2015) UPDATE: North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman issued a press release this afternoon inviting the public to join he and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in Garberville on Friday afternoon to talk...

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Arcata's Medical Marijuana Innovation Area Gets a Go-ahead

(May 21, 2015) The Arcata City Council played to a packed house last night as the public weighed in on a proposal for a Medical Marijuana Innovation Area. The council ultimately voted unanimously...

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