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For many years, I wrote a science column for the Richmond Times-Dispatch every fourth Thursday. Until June 2009, I wrote a column for Sci-Kids, linked to Virginia's science Standards of Learning. Here is a list of my columns published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

2009                       Will big computers outthink big brains? Richmond Times - Dispatch; June 2, 2009. Richmond, Virginia.

2009                       Is the Carolina Wren our cousin? Richmond Times - Dispatch; May 19, 2009. Richmond, Virginia.

2009                       Living on the edge. Richmond Times - Dispatch; May 5, 2009. Richmond, Virginia.

2009                       Wind power demands ‘Smart Grid.’ Richmond Times - Dispatch; Apr. 21, 2009. Richmond, Virginia.

2009                       Not easy to believe the earth is round. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Apr. 7,  2009. Richmond, Virginia.

2009                       Signs of Spring send clear signals. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Mar. 24, 2009. Richmond, Virginia.

2009                       Nitrogen marginally better than air in tires. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Mar. 10, 2009. Richmond, Virginia.

2009                       Scientists shake roots of Tree of Life. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Feb. 24, 2009. Richmond, Virginia.

2009                       Much has been learned using Darwin’s theories. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Feb. 10, 2009. Richmond, Virginia.

2009                       Element is widely used by Doctors. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Jan. 27, 2009. Richmond, Virginia.

2009                       Of Modern Humans and others. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Jan. 13, 2009. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       Organs and traffic jams show science of waves. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Dec 30, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       Now! In your house! See the winter solstice. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Dec 16, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       Coffee offers lessons. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Dec 2,  2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       New insights offered on climate change and DNA.  Richmond Times - Dispatch; Nov. 18, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       The uneasy mingling of deer and humans.  Richmond Times - Dispatch; Nov. 4, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       Recipe for great sunset depends on physics.  Richmond Times - Dispatch; Oct 21, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       (Vanishing sunspots).  Richmond Times - Dispatch; Oct 7, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       (Hummingbirds).  Richmond Times - Dispatch; Sept. 23, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       Amateur Scientists Make Important Discoveries. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Sept. 9, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008       `               Bumblebees defy odds with swimming and flight. Richmond Times - Dispatch; August 25,, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       Ancient Bible Manuscript find home on the web.  Richmond Times - Dispatch; August 11,  2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       Black holes remain a source of fascination. Richmond Times - Dispatch; July 29, 2008. Richmond, Virginia. 

2008                       Fireflies are not alone in ability to produce light. Richmond Times - Dispatch; July 15, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       Jupiter's moons show big picture. Richmond Times - Dispatch; July 1, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       Are more droughts on the way? Probably. Richmond Times - Dispatch; June 17, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       Recovering industrial heritage. Richmond Times - Dispatch; June 3, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       Eastern Fence Lizard is predator and prey. Richmond Times - Dispatch; May 8, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       DNA and race: an issue charged with emotion. Richmond Times - Dispatch; April 24, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       Dust devils are found on Earth and on Mars. Richmond Times - Dispatch; April 24, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       The breadth and curiosity of scientists. Richmond Times - Dispatch; April 10, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       Volcanic pressure, heat gives birth to crystals. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Mar 27, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       Opportunity, frustration at a Maya temple site.  Richmond Times - Dispatch; Mar 27, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       Peepers' loud chorus a sign spring is near. Richmond Times - Dispatch;   Mar 13, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       Tracks show we share land with many animals. Richmond Times - Dispatch;   Feb 28, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       New Finds on Walking Upright.  Richmond Times - Dispatch;   Feb 28, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       What's on maps directs us to new discoveries. Richmond Times - Dispatch;   Jan 31, 2008. Richmond, Virginia.

2008                       NASA is still getting data from robotic explorers on Mars. Richmond Times - Dispatch;  Jan 24, 2008.

2008                       The sun doesn't usually rise in the absolute east. Richmond Times - Dispatch;; Jan 17, 2008.

2008                       Scientists take note of how birds learn to sing, Richmond Times - Dispatch;; Jan 3, 2008.

2007                       A revolution in ideas on evolution. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Dec 27, 2007

2007                       Is saving the world's coral reefs possible? Richmond Times - Dispatch; Dec 20, 2007

2007                       Icy art from water vapor takes special conditions.; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Dec 6, 2007

2007                       Knowledge about DNA evolves.; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Nov 22, 2007

2007                       Persimmon pucker returns with autumn. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Nov 22, 2007

2007                       Ceiling-trotting geckos follow a trail of science. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Nov. 7, 2007.

2007                       Conscious awareness studied; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Oct 25, 2007.

2007                       Molecules of water create surface tension; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Oct 25, 2007.

2007                       There's plenty of detail in the shadows we see; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Oct 11, 2007.

2007                       Chemistry drives fall foliage; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Sep 27, 2007.

2007                       Everything drains to the Chesapeake Bay; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Sep 27, 2007.

2007                       Scientist Nikola Tesla was a little-known hero; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Sep 13, 2007.

2007                       Scientists strive for cleaner water. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Aug. 30, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                       Human diet changed digestion. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Aug 23, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

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2007                       Mantises aren’t praying; they’re waiting for prey. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Aug. 16, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                       Keeping yourself cool is critical to survival. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Aug. 2, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                       Interrupter protects us to a fault. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Jul. 26, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      Will more poison ivy soon cover Virginia? Richmond Times - Dispatch; Jul 19, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      Save the roses from a destructive intruder; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Jul 5, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      Making toothpaste takes special scientific recipe; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Jun 21, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      Ask your mother for some 'fish-eye salad'; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Jun 7, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      Summer fun with the sun (but don't look at it); Richmond Times - Dispatch; May 24, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      Teen years vital in brain development; Richmond Times - Dispatch; May 24, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      Simple steps lead to smaller carbon footprint; Richmond Times - Dispatch; May 10, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      Some ideas just ahead of their time; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Apr 26, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      You can 'fly' to volcano, other spots around Earth; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Apr 26, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      It's possible to make new plants at home; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Apr 12, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      Ticks and people meet outdoors in warm weather; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Mar 29, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      Solar power won't shine for a while; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Mar 22, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      Mexico's Maya marked the magic of March; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Mar 15, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      A strange world indeed when it comes to ice; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Mar 1, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      Doubt fades on global warming; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Feb 22, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      Loss of ice threatens polar bears; Richmond Times - Dispatch; Feb 15, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

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2007                      Global-warming research calls to all students. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Feb 1, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      Comets: Stellar shows with return engagements. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Jan 18, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2007                      Science provides tools to predict the future. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Jan 4, 2007. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Parents may pass along not just DNA. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Dec 28, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Why does winter come? It's in the stars for us. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Dec 21, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Large transportation takes much horsepower, thrust. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Dec 7, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      A wealth of squirrels and acorns - but why?  Richmond Times - Dispatch; Nov 23, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Both sides find value in creation. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Nov 23, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      This science experiment is a really slow pitch. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Nov 9, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Bored by science? No chance. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Oct 26, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      If you're looking for old cities, seek oxbows. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Oct 26, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Colors tell light's tales, from here to the cosmos. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Oct 12, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Cicadas may be small, but they're really noisy. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Sep 28, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Richmond's talking science. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Sep 28, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Many human actions destroy animal habitats. Richmond Times - Dispatch; Sep 14, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Most radiation is harmless, but watch out for three things. Richmond Times-Dispatch. August 31, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

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2006                      When the research is homegrown, it tastes best. Richmond Times-Dispatch. August 24, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Drink your juice: vitamin C is required for good health. Richmond Times-Dispatch. August 17, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Stem cell moral issues important. Richmond Times-Dispatch. July 27, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Synthetic fibers help to advance modern science. Richmond Times-Dispatch. July 20, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Learning geography on a magic carpet ride. Richmond Times-Dispatch. July 6, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      In the U.S., values trump results.  Richmond Times-Dispatch. June 22, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Solid as a rock? Nature can change their nature. Richmond Times-Dispatch. June 22, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Supercomputers handle a supervariety of tasks. Richmond Times-Dispatch. June 8, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Old tools can teach a lesson. Richmond Times-Dispatch. May 25, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Containers have many uses in making our lives simpler. Richmond Times-Dispatch. May 25, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      A lesson in the food chain: it begins with sunshine. Richmond Times-Dispatch. May 11, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Folding clothes is a chore. Folding paper is an art. Richmond Times-Dispatch. April 27,, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Someday brain waves will control computers. Richmond Times-Dispatch. April 27, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Counting tree rings can tell you a lot of history. Richmond Times-Dispatch. April 13, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      DNA’s message: we’re more alike than different. Richmond Times-Dispatch. March 30, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Multiplier effect spurs innovation. Richmond Times-Dispatch. March 22, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Exponential growth: its everywhere we go. Richmond Times-Dispatch. March 16, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      How old is that fossil? Varied methods can tell. Richmond Times-Dispatch. March 2, 2006, Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Intelligent Design – a cultural code phrase. Presbyterian Outlook . February 27, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

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2006                      Science + technology = sweet music. Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 23, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      Women play big role in life of Mars rovers. Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 16, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                      temperature affects all forms of life on earth. Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 2, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                                     Quest for immortality continues. Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 26, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                                     There are times gravity can lighten your load. Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 19, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.

2006                                     the sky’s color palette depends on several factors. Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 5, 2006. Richmond, Virginia.  

2005                      Peer review gives test of reliability. Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 22, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Will rocks float? Answer depends on several things. Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 22, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Driving in snow? It helps to know Newton’s Law. Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 8, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Warm water, rotation spur hurricanes. Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 24, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Busy month is world’s culture wars. Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 24, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Just how hard is it? Here’s a way to find out. Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 10, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Vibrations can be either pleasant or destructive. Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 27, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Science Museum is much more than a museum. Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 16, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Light: s straight shot, except when it’s not. Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 13, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Collectors’ motives can differ. Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 29, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      T-shirts celebrate miracle year. Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 25, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

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2005                      True-or-false tests occupy expert’s time. Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 22, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Kitchen experiments can really taste good. Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 15, 2005. Richmond, Virginia

2005                      Questions to Answer and Discoveries to Make. Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 1, 2005. Richmond, Virginia

2005                      Vigilance is required for science. Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 25, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Thunderstorms capable of a double whammy. Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 18, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      The Maya Indians used a much different calendar. Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 5, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Research can be hazardous to health. Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 28, 2005. Richmond, Virginia

2005                      Why we need to keepo the water table clean. Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 21, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Imaging shows two ways to look inside your body. Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 7, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Science and Faith needn’t be enemies. Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 23, 2005. Richmond, Virginia

2005                      State schoolgirl displays some political leverage. Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 23, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Changing the Channel? It’s a stream’s story. Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 9, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Ancient food frozen for 2,000 years. Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 26, 2005. Richmond, Virginia

2005                      Pulling it together? It’s the power of attraction. Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 26, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Here’s why a sharp pencil falls but you stand tall. Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 12, 2005. Richmond, Virginia

2005                      Shedding light on lightning. Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 28, 2005. Richmond, Virginia

2005                      Composting can help stop damage of erosion. Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 26, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      You can feel the breeze as air molecules move. Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 14, 2005. Richmond, Virginia

2005                      Cat tongue has twist of its own. Richmond Times-Dispatch. March 31, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Reversal of magnetic field underway? Richmond Times-Dispatch. March 24, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

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2005                      Follow the bouncing ball for a lesson on energy. Richmond Times-Dispatch. March 17, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Our wake-sleep cycle is important to wellness. Richmond Times-Dispatch. March 3, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      The memory to preserve memories. Richmond Times-Dispatch February 24, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      The facts right down to the bone. Richmond Times-Dispatch. February 17, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Skin detects temperature changes as heat flows. Richmond Times-Dispatch. February 3, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Icy driving a refresher on Newton. Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 27, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Clear view of fog’s details. Richmond times-Dispatch. January 20, 2005. Richmond, Virginia.

2005                      Mummies reveal much about ancient history. Richmond Times-Dispatch. January 13, 2004 Richmond, Virginia.

2004                      Energy always changes, and shifts can be sudden. Richmond Times-Dispatch. December 23, 2004 Richmond, Virginia.

2004                      Science, Faith Need not be Opponents. Richmond Times-Dispatch. December 23, 2004 Richmond, Virginia.

2004                      Sun won’t last forever, but we have lots of time. Richmond Times-Dispatch,  Dec. 9, 2004 Richmond, Virginia.

2004                      A new diet requires new teeth. Richmond Times-Dispatch, Nov. 25, 2004 Richmond, Virginia.

2004                      A Huygens holiday for a Saturn Satellite. Richmond Times-Dispatch, Nov 25, 2004. Richmond, Virginia.

2004                      A small discovery is big news. Richmond Times-Dispatch, Nov. 11, 2004. Richmond, Virginia.

2004                      Pumpkins carve out their niche. Richmond Times-Dispatch, Oct. 28, 2004 Richmond, Virginia.

2004                      This enormous mountain just keeps getting taller. Richmond Times-Dispatch, Oct. 28, 2004 Richmond, Virginia

2004                      With robots on Mars, NASA hits a home run. Richmond Times-Dispatch, Oct. 14, 2004. Richmond, Virginia

2004                      New clues here in Virginia take us back in time. Richmond Times-Dispatch,  September 30, 2004 Richmond, Virginia

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2004                      The Science of Farming Raises Issues. Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 23, 2004, Richmond, Virginia.

2004                      Wind Turbines: More answers are necessary. Richmond Times-Dispatch,  August 26, 2004, Richmond, Virginia.

2004                      An Up Close Look at the New Earth. Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 29, 2004. Richmond, Virginia

2004                      Computer Studies Branch Out. Richmond Times-Dispatch. June 24, 2004. Richmond, Virginia.     

2004                      The Power and History of Writing. Richmond Times-Dispatch  May 27, 2004. Richmond, Virginia.

2004                      Giving new meaning to tossing pots Richmond Times- Dispatch   April 22,  2004. Richmond, Virginia.

2004                      Is the Hubble not worth servicing.  Richmond Times- Dispatch   March 25,  2004. Richmond, Virginia.

2004                      Darwin is not really so topical. Richmond Times- Dispatch   February 26,  2004. Richmond, Virginia.

2004                      Red planet missions test curse.  Richmond Times- Dispatch   January  22,  2004. Richmond, Virginia.

2003                      Computer crossword puzzle solvers challenge human insight Richmond Times- Dispatch  December  25,  2003. Richmond, Virginia.

2003                      Wright Brothers were a product of their culture. Richmond Times- Dispatch  November  27,  2003. Richmond, Virginia.

2003                      It is easier to find a pot of gold than to find the end of a rainbow. Richmond Times- Dispatch  October  23,  2003. Richmond, Virginia.

2003                      A quick return to normal – it’s the way of the human race. Richmond Times- Dispatch  September  25,  2003. Richmond, Virginia.

2003                      Japan’s Earth Simulator raises debate in U.S. on computers. Richmond Times- Dispatch  August 28,  2003. Richmond, Virginia.

2003                      If it has many useful functions, why do we call it junk DNA?. Richmond Times- Dispatch  July 24,  2003. Richmond, Virginia.

2003                      We can recognize hundreds, perhaps thousands of faces. Richmond Times- Dispatch  June 26,  2003. Richmond, Virginia.

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2003                      Skin is first line of defense—protects us from a hostile world. Richmond Times- Dispatch  May 22,  2003. Richmond, Virginia.

2003                      DNA milestone—an ending and the start of another race. Richmond Times- Dispatch  April 24,  2003. Richmond, Virginia.

2003                      It’s not a typical vacation photo from Mexico, but it’s fascinating. Richmond Times- Dispatch  March 27,  2003. Richmond, Virginia.

2003                      How long can you breathe in a closed room? Richmond Times- Dispatch  February 27,  2003. Richmond, Virginia.

2003                      We really are what we eat - and what our ancestors ate. Richmond Times- Dispatch  January 23,  2003. Richmond, Virginia.

2002                      Don't look now, houseguests, but there's pi in your pizzas. Richmond Times- Dispatch  December  26, 2002. Richmond, Virginia

2002                      A Light and Dark Tale: the Wonder of the Eye. Richmond Times-Dispatch  November 28, 2002, Richmond, Virginia.

2002                      Baseball: Its not just a game or a pastime—It’s Physics. Richmond Times-Dispatch  October 24, 2002. Richmond, Virginia.

2002                      Complex systems coupled with hubris equals disaster.  Richmond Times- Dispatch September 26, 2002. Richmond, Virginia.

2002                      Two great minds leave legacy of remarkable scientific ideas. Richmond Times- Dispatch August 22, 2002. Richmond, Virginia.

2002                      What if the water stops? Richmond Times- Dispatch July, 2002. Richmond, Virginia.

2002                      The 1,300-hour day. Richmond Times- Dispatch June, 2002. Richmond, Virginia.

2002                      Alzheimer’s. Richmond Times- Dispatch May, 2002. Richmond, Virginia.

2002                      Back to the lab with Jesse Beams. Richmond Times- Dispatch April, 2002. Richmond, Virginia.

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2002                      It’s not too late to find ruins of ancient lost cities. Richmond Times- Dispatch March 28, 2002. Richmond, Virginia.

2002                      Australia's abundant marsupials are evidence of 'plate tectonics'. Richmond Times- Dispatch February 28, 2002. Richmond, Virginia.

2002                      Dancing Sausages: Cooking breakfast is great way to observe the laws of physics. Richmond Times- Dispatch January 24, 2002. Richmond, Virginia.

2001                      The human species took a long time to develop and it's not over. Richmond Times- Dispatch December 27, 2001. Richmond, Virginia.

2001                      Don't send leaves to landfills, instead, turn them into mulch. Richmond Times- Dispatch November  22, 2001. Richmond, Virginia.

2001                      With help from tools of science, tiny unseen world becomes clear.  Richmond Times- Dispatch October  25, 2001. Richmond, Virginia.

2001                      Photovoltaic effect is no longer too inefficient for practical use.  Richmond Times- Dispatch August  23, 2001. Richmond, Virginia.

2001                      Pendulum's swing tests trust one has in 'laws' of physics. Richmond Times- Dispatch July 26, 2001. Richmond, Virginia.

2001                      Marvel of math, history, design: Behind the music of the piano. Richmond Times- Dispatch June 28, 2001. Richmond, Virginia.

2001                      From Inca to Internet, the edge is from technology, accidents. Richmond Times- Dispatch May 24, 2001. Richmond, Virginia.

2001                      Genomic research can build better brains and extend lives.  Richmond Times- Dispatch Apr. 26, 2001. Richmond, Virginia.

2001                      Will humans survive the next mass extinction? Ramifications: a newsletter of the Richmond Academy of Medicine Vol. XIII No. 12 April 2001, Richmond, Virginia.

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2001                      Development of eggs, in dinosaurs or birds, is miraculous process. Richmond Times- Dispatch Mar. 22, 2001. Richmond, Virginia.  

2001                      The human brain wasn't meant to withstand rapid deceleration. Richmond Times- Dispatch Feb 22, 2001. Richmond, Virginia.  

2001                      Shock waves, vapor trail, provoke lively discussion. Richmond Times-Dispatch Jan 25, 2000. Richmond, Virginia.                           

2000                      Best, worst of science in 2000 receives recognition it deserves. Richmond Times-Dispatch Dec. 28, 2000. Richmond, Virginia.

2000                      Screens’ moiré fringes reminder of grandmother, Thanksgiving. Richmond Times-Dispatch Nov. 23, 2000. Richmond, Virginia.

2000                      With so many kinds of smarts, can you measure intelligence? Richmond Times-Dispatch Oct. 26, 2000. Richmond, Virginia.

2000                      There’s a gauge for everything to satisfy human need to know. Richmond Times-Dispatch Sept. 28, 2000, Richmond, Virginia.

2000                      Good old summertime visit to aunts yields creamy reward. Richmond Times-Dispatch July 27, 2000. Richmond, Virginia.

2000                      Proposed SOL revisions inspire a feeling of testiness. Richmond Times-Dispatch June 22, 2000. Richmond, Virginia.

2000                      Aswan High Dam is both blessed and cursed by modern Egyptians. Richmond Times-Dispatch May 25, 2000. Richmond, Virginia.

2000                      Quiet digging at Cactus Hill quarry unearths explosive prehistoric find. Richmond Times-Dispatch Apr. 27, 2000. Richmond, Virginia.

2000                      It counts to know the history behind mathematics, science, Richmond Times-Dispatch Mar. 23, 2000. Richmond, Virginia.

2000                      When you pay attention to patents you see results of applied science. Richmond Times-Dispatch Feb. 24, 2000. Richmond, Virginia.

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2000                      All around us growth confounds, deceives, rewards and intrigues, Richmond Times-Dispatch Jan. 27, 2000. Richmond, Virginia.

1999                      Gene therapy may stimulate fifth revolution in brain's development, Richmond Times-Dispatch Dec. 23, 1999. Richmond, Virginia.

1999                      Poisson’s clever formula tells how likely and unlike thing will happen, Richmond Times-Dispatch Nov. 25, 1999. Richmond, Virginia.

1999                      From jet engines to hip joints, titanium is the metal of choice, Richmond Times-Dispatch Oct. 28, 1999. Richmond, Virginia.

1999                      The first day of fall arrives today, in an otherwise ordinary day, Richmond Times-Dispatch Sep. 23, 1999. Richmond, Virginia.

1999                      Turbulent cultural climate on teaching science prompts a review of process, Richmond Times-Dispatch Aug. 26, 1999. Richmond, Virginia.

1999                      Caught in time warp on Mississippi without global positioning system, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Thursday, July 22, 1999, Richmond, Virginia.

1999                      Bring me the brain of Einstein and think of critical first 7 years Thursday, Richmond Times-Dispatch June 24, 1999, Richmond, Virginia.

1999                      Reflections on the many ways we see things with fresh clarity, Richmond Times-Dispatch Thursday, May 27, 1999, Richmond, Virginia.

1999                      Father of American archaeology unearthed Virginia geological features, Richmond Times-Dispatch Thursday, April 22, 1999, Richmond, Virginia.

1999                      Virginia Doppler weather radar is carefully tuned to do its job, Richmond Times-Dispatch Thursday, March 25, 1999, Richmond, Virginia.

1999                      If spring is here, it stands to reason stored energy won't be far behind, Richmond Times-Dispatch Thursday, February 25, 1999, Richmond, Virginia.

1999                      Many of author's 'Profiles of Future' now old enough to be assessed, Richmond Times-Dispatch Jan. 28, 1999, Richmond, Virginia.

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1998                      Einstein's theory: Do we really celebrate on time? Richmond Times-Dispatch Dec. 24, 1998

1998                      New Orleans menu includes deep-fried turkey and alligator, Richmond Times-Dispatch Nov. 26, 1998, Richmond, Virginia.

1998                      A puzzle that's worthy of decoding in the tradition of Holmes, Legrand, Richmond Times-Dispatch Oct. 29, 1998, Richmond, Virginia.

1998                      Many three-dimensional scenes rely on flat views for visual data, Richmond Times-Dispatch Sep. 24, 1998, Richmond, Virginia.

1998                      Why do numbers come out like that? There ought to be a law; there is, Richmond Times-Dispatch Aug. 27, 1998, Richmond, Virginia.

1998                      Despite a battery of changes, Volta's invention sparks charge, Richmond Times-Dispatch Jul. 23, 1998, Richmond, Virginia.

1998                      Students tackle fun, amusement park physics, Fermi questions, Richmond Times-Dispatch Jun. 25, 1998, Richmond, Virginia.

1998                      Water-handling infrastructure has simple, marvelous history, Richmond Times-Dispatch May 28, 1998, Richmond, Virginia.

1998                      Now hear this: Sounds can be felt and seen as well as heard, Richmond Times-Dispatch Apr. 23, 1998, Richmond, Virginia.

1998                      It doesn’t take a heavyweight to make a deep impression, Richmond Times-Dispatch Mar. 26, 1998, Richmond, Virginia.

1998                      The organic stuff of which we’re made doesn’t wear out, Richmond Times-Dispatch Feb. 26, 1998, Richmond, Virginia.

1998                      Have to lift a car by yourself? Try this simple, clever device, Richmond Times-Dispatch Jan. 22, 1998, Richmond, Virginia.

1997                      On Interstate 64, form frustrates function with traffic, winter sunrise, Richmond Times-Dispatch Dec. 25, 1997, Richmond, Virginia.              

1997                      Youthful project recalls Tesla, unlucky man, electrical genius, Richmond Times-Dispatch Nov. 27, 1997, Richmond, Virginia.

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1997                      Friction teaches many lessons: from Magic door to oiling doors, Richmond Times-Dispatch Oct. 23, 1997, Richmond, Virginia.

1997                      “Eureka!” describes astonishment when an enormous object floats, Richmond Times-Dispatch. Sep. 25, 1997, Richmond, Virginia.

1997                      Newton never knew he had so many lessons to teach young drivers, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Aug. 28,, 1997, Richmond, Virginia. 

1997                      The geology of the Southwest hints at the real age of the Earth, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jul. 24, 1997, Richmond, Virginia. 

1997                      64 data-collecting buoys help to decipher El Niño challenges, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jun. 26, 1997, Richmond, Virginia. 

1997                      Ancient Maya, magic of science linked in a small piece of wood, Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 22, 1997, Richmond, Virginia.

1997                      Air pressure experiments refuted idea that nature abhors a vacuum, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Apr. 24, 1997, Richmond, Virginia.

1997                      Codes—from schoolmate’s note to genetic intricacies—intrigue, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Mar. 27, 1997, Richmond, Virginia.

1997                      Laser light technology key part of today’s communications world, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Feb. 27, 1997, Richmond, Virginia.

1997                      Martian Research has a tendency to spin off lessons that are twofold, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jan. 23, 1997, Richmond Virginia.

1984                      Honduras: Poverty Amid Ancient Culture. Richmond News Lead­er, Dec. 7, 1984, Richmond, Virginia.

1983                      By Water: Boat Traverses Picturesque Avon. Richmond News Leader, Sept. 9, 1983, Richmond, Virginia

1983                      (contributor) America's Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Geogra­phic Society, Washington.

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