Science

CHOO-Ahh! Reverse Sneezing in Dogs
Our Pug Princess, Pheobe (who you met in a blog post from earlier this week) experiences this sometimes. It would freak us out a little, until we found out what it was: some dogs do what is called, "reverse sneezing." She would make a series of snorting sounds, and it seemed like she could…
Study: Drummers Are ‘Natural Intellectuals’
I love it when science and medicine confirm something I've known most of my life! I hate to brag, but hey...this was a scientific study, and who am I to argue with scientists; especially when their conclusions serve to boost my ego a little? If you know (or are yourself) a drummer, this will ma…
Making Wheelchairs Obsolete
We live in truly amazing times! Medical advances seem to happen almost every week, especially for those who have suffered an injury to their spinal cord. I have a "bonus" son (my preferred term for "stepson") who has a spinal cord injury. While he is not a complete paraplegic, he…
¡Viva CES Las Vegas 2014!
What would life be like without electronics? Well, for one thing, you wouldn't be reading this epic piece of blogging, because there wouldn't be any computers, smart phones, tablets, or even radio! Every year about this time, electronics developers, manufacturers, and marketers all get together in L…
Dream Big STEM Expo
As part of their school day on Thursday, Victoria ISD eighth-grade students will attend the Dream Big Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Expo at the Victoria College Health Science Building (2200 N. Red River St.). They'll be learning about great career opportunities in the STEM f…
Skeeter Heard Worldwide On Newsline
Once again this week, KIXS 108 Morning Show host Skeeter Nash will be anchoring the Amateur Radio Newsline® report, heard around the world, over the ham radio airwaves, and online at www.arnewsline.org. This is a valuable service to ham radio operators worldwide, with reports coming in from all arou…
Skeeter Heard Worldwide On Newsline
Once again this week, KIXS 108 Morning Show host Skeeter Nash will be anchoring the Amateur Radio Newsline® report, heard around the world, over the ham radio airwaves, and online at www.arnewsline.org. This is a valuable service to ham radio operators worldwide, with reports coming in from all arou…
Earl Pitts 12/3/13: Overblown Weather
TV weather people sometimes tend to go a bit 'overboard' when describing even the mildest of "bad" weather. At least, that's the view of our Redneck philosopher, Earl Pitts. He believes that the exaggeration that is sometimes a part of weather forecasts could be sett…
Check Out Skeeter’s Video!
You may have seen me post blogs here mentioning that I am a licensed Amateur Radio Operator (call sign: N5ASH). For the last couple of years, I have put my professional broadcast radio skills to use serving the Amateur Radio community as an occasional volunteer anchor for the weekly Amateur Radio Ne…
Almost Impossible Trivia For 10/17/13
Congratulations to Chris Fitzgerald of Goliad! He knew the answer to today’s Almost Impossible Trivia Question, and won a couple of yummy Jack In The Box Tacos!
Q:  What color is produced by the complete absorption of light rays?
Siri-ous Mistake
I need to make a public correction and an apology.
Earlier this week, I posted a blog titled, "Meet The 'Real' Siri." In it, I referenced a video originally posted on the tech blog theverge.com. The title of the video is, "How Siri Found Its Voice." The video shows the progression…
Skeeter Is Heard Worldwide!
Perhaps you've read some of my previous blog posts having to do with amateur radio. It's a hobby I really enjoy, and the emergency communications aspect of it is also important to me, given our proximity to the Gulf, and the potential for natural disasters in South Texas. Well, for the past year-and…

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