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New species in an urban ecosystem (read: solar panel)

A new species of bacteria has been discovered living on solar panels atop the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, which is interesting unless it starts to eat the panels or do something like that. I don’t want my solar panels eaten. The article about the...

Today’s surprising number: 11,718% increase

A story in today’s Monitor about the rise in telemedicine (read it here) contains this sentence: In the first month and a half of the pandemic, there was a 11,718% increase in the number of Medicare beneficiaries using telehealth. I always stumble over...
Uh-oh – N.H. COVID case numbers are rising

Uh-oh – N.H. COVID case numbers are rising

To be honest, back in March, I thought COVID-19 would be calming down by now. I knew the disease wouldn’t be gone – that will take effective vaccines – but I figured warm weather and months of experience would reduce its impact on our lives. Instead, the coronavirus...

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