Monthly Archives: July 2017

Entry 680: City of the Dead

Let me begin today by pointing out the name of this post, “City of the Dead,” and telling you it’s about Farmingdale, Long Island. It’s not that Farmingdale has a higher than usual mortality rate; it just has a higher … Continue reading

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Entry 679: But What Address Should They Deliver It To?

At various times in the six years I’ve been doing this blog, I’ve covered new kinds of housing, such as a home that measures less than 11 square feet, a 10 story building that went up in just 48 hours, … Continue reading

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Entry 678: Atomic Bond

Hello again, boys and girls. It’s Mr. Sciencemoron, and I’m back with more news from the Large Hadron Collider! Almost exactly two years ago, I told you about the amazing pentaquark. It was a sub-atomic particle the large hadron scientists … Continue reading

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Entry 677: Facebook Follies

You have to hand it to Mark Zuckerberg. Perhaps nobody in human history has ever invented a bigger waste of time. Just one day’s worth of examples… You can submit your photo to sites that promise to tell you what … Continue reading

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Entry 676: Quickies V

Often, I come across stories about which I have a few snide comments, but not enough for a full post. So every once in awhile, I collect them for a Quickies post. This time, as a bonus, I’ll be introducing … Continue reading

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Entry 675: Life Before Netflix

Once upon a time, before TVs were smart and presidents were dumb, when the words “stream” and “cloud” had something to do with water, just about every neighborhood in America had something called a “video store.” Even the smallest towns … Continue reading

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Entry 674: Just Wait Until They All Get on Your Subway Car

The lead of the NPR story read as follows: The world’s population growth is slowing, according to a new United Nations report, but the number of people living on Earth will still approach 10 billion by the year 2050. The … Continue reading

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