Category: Science and nature

  • Kangaroos in Israel

    Kangaroos in Israel

    My Summer vacation has gone by so quickly, as vacations often do. One of the many things we did was to take a drive up north to see kangaroos in Israel at Gan-Garoo, an Australian Park … in Israel.

  • Adolescent sunflowers

    My wife and son are growing various plants on our balcony, including three sunflowers. As with most adolescents, they are tall, gawky, and show great potential!

  • I run past young trees like these on one of my routes, and each time I can’t help but think that these trees are like puppies. Just like puppies have oversized paws, these trees seem to have oversized leaves that they’re going to grow into over time.

  • My favourite science shows

    When I sit down to have lunch with our kids, I typically watch my favourite science shows on YouTube. I have three (give or take): PBS Eons; SciShow (along with SciShow Space); and It’s Okay To Be Smart. I’m pretty sure our kids enjoy the shows, I certainly do. I also realised that there’s some […]

  • Beautiful Cosmic Disorientation

    Astrophysicist Katie Mack published a wonderful video titled “Disorientation” just over a year ago that combines cosmic images with her poem of the same name. I found out about the video while watching another terrific video commemorating the Hubble Telescope’s 30 anniversary on the It’s Ok To Be Smart channel, titled “Fly Through a Nebula […]

  • Life in the Time of Coronavirus

    We live in challenging times. Here in Israel we have the dual challenges of this new coronavirus, and having just had our third elections in the hope that our leaders will grow up, place Israel first, and form a sustainable government. Larger forces, and uncomfortable spaces The recent elections had been coming, so we knew […]

  • Possible oral vaccine for COVID-19 in months

    An Israeli research team has developed an oral vaccine for COVID-19 that seems to be heading for testing, and could be distributed in a matter of months. According to The Times of Israel: Chen Katz told The Times of Israel that the new oral vaccine for adults and children could “turn this disease into a […]

  • Facts and rational advice about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19

    There is a lot of hype about the current coronavirus pandemic, much of it coming from the media. In times like these, you really want to focus on facts and rational advice about the virus, and precautions you can take. To slow the virus down, you need to act as if you already have it […]