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Dog Tip of the Day, June 30

Never listen to anyone who tells you your dog is not good at something.  Give the dog a chance to train and prove itself.  What I have found is these people who say these things have no credentials, no credibility, no higher education, etc. etc etc.  They are just high on their own nonsense.

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Science Birthdays, June 30

Born on this day in 1817, Joseph Dalton Hooker, British botanist, founder of geographical botany and close friend of Charles Darwin (d. 1911)

Ed Yost, 1919, American inventor, father of the modern day hot air balloon

Paul Berg, 1926, American biochemist

Robert Ballard, 1942, American Oceanographer

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Dog Tip of The Day, June 29

If you take them for a walk, check for ticks when you get home.

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Science Birthdays, June 29

6/29/1818        Pietro Angelo Secchi  astronomer, pioneer in astronomical spectroscopy, he was the first person to state that the sun was a star. He died in 1878 at the age of 59, he did so many other things for astronomy he is worth looking up.

6/29/1833        Peter Waage               chemist, co-discovered the law of mass action with his brother-in-law Cato Guldberg, he died in 1900 at age 66.

6/29/1868        George Hale                astronomer, invented the spectroheliograph, suffering from frequent insomnia and schizophrenia, he claimed to have regular visits from an elf who advised him, he died in 1938 at age 69

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Dog Tip of the Day, June 28

If you aren’t going to be home for a while, take the dog out and play with a while before you leave.  Make sure it gets a drink.

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Science Birthdays, June 28

6/28/1608        Giovanni Borelli         physiologist, he died in 1679 at age 71

6/28/1824        Paul Broca                  anthropologist, known for his research on the frontal lobe called Broca’s area, he died in 1880 at the age of 56

6/28/1873        Alexis Carrel              physician, he died in 1944 at the age of 81

6/28/1906        Marie Goeppert-Meyer,       physicist, she proposed the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus.  She said that certain numbers of nucleons called magic numbers make an atom extremely stable.  (2, 18, 20, 28, 50, 82, 126) she died in 1972 at the age of 66

6/28/1912        Carl Weizsacker         astronomer, he died in 2007 at the age of 95

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Dog Tip of The Day, June 27

If  you are thinking of training your dog to be a working dog, their greatest sense is the sense of smell.  Set up games with the puppy where you hide a treat and they use their nose to find it.  Don’t make this real hard at first.  Gradually increase the difficulty.

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