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Ah … Chemistry! Part 3

| January 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

In the first two parts of this series, we looked at the basics of chemistry, how all the physical parts of the earth are chemicals, and how 25 essential elements make up every living species on earth. Then we reviewed a simplified version of DNA editing, where the atoms were unbound in the DNA chain, […]

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Ah … Chemistry! Part 2

| January 1, 2021 | 0 Comments
Ah … Chemistry! Part 2

In Part 1, we skimmed over the very basics of chemistry, learning that everything physical on earth is made up of chemicals. We watched our persona named Anabaptist Andy blow up his lab trying to make water by combining two parts of hydrogen with one part of oxygen. We saw the periodic table, which lists […]

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Ah … Chemistry! – Part 1

| December 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
Ah … Chemistry! – Part 1

Introduction I will tell you up front that I do not know where this article will go. It may turn into a series of articles. (Later: It did.) All I can tell you for the moment is that I was befuddled about how people can claim to modify a strand of DNA, when DNA has […]

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Breaking News 10-27-20

| October 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hurricane Zeta lashes Mexico Hurricane Zeta, the earliest-ever 27th hurricane of the season, made land on the Yucatan Peninsula near Cancun, Mexico on Monday night. With winds of 80 mph, the storm is less fearsome than Delta, the last hurricane to pound the peninsula only three weeks ago, but downed trees are still piled around […]

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Plain Politics

| July 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Sometimes Plain News gets a letter to the editor that says something like the following: “Dear Plain News: Thank you for the recent article, but I am concerned that Plain News may be catering too much to the liberal side of politics.” Other times, Plain News gets a letter to the editor that states something […]

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Fighting COVID-19 By Donating Plasma

| July 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

In 1901, Emil von Behring won the very first Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Von Behring earned the recognition with his ground-breaking work (along with a couple of others) in developing the first effective therapeutic serum against diphtheria. The researchers immunized rats, guinea pigs, and rabbits with an attenuated form of the diphtheria pathogen. […]

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American Economics, Part 2 – The Legacy of John Maynard Keynes

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Over a period of two weeks in March 2020, the value of the American stock market fell by approximately 30%. The drop was largely caused by a drastic fall in oil prices and fears of major economic fallout from the novel coronavirus. Over the same time, millions of American workers were sent home from their […]

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American Economics, Part 1 – The U.S.-China Trade War

| May 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is the first article in a three-part series exploring certain practices of the American government related to economics. In this installment, I will take a brief look at what happened during the U.S.-China trade war that ended a few months ago. I also will include some of what economists have to say about certain […]

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Food Shortages and Broken Supply Chains?

| April 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the topics which U.S. news outlets have taken up recently is the amount of food that is going to waste in our country. In south Florida, farmers are plowing fields of ready-to-harvest cabbage, beans, and other vegetables back into the ground because nobody will buy them. In Idaho, one farmer reportedly dug ditches […]

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How to Read the News

| April 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Due to the number of new subscribers who have signed up in the last couple years, we thought it may be good to explain again the approach that Plain News uses regarding news reporting. When it comes to world news, Plain News does basically no original research. We do not send reporters to areas of […]

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