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Science Birthdays, March 31

Rene Descartes, born in 1596, mathematician, Father of modern philosophy,            if you have ever made a graph and used Cartesian coordinates, you are using a system that Descartes came up with.  He used the Latinized form of his name which would have been Cartesius. His mother died when he was a year old, he was a sickly kid and was allowed to remain in bed for as long as he wanted,  he was however a brilliant kid,  he did most of his work in bed for the rest of his life, when he died his body was returned to France from the Swedish ruler Christina, Berzelius had possession of his head, but it was finally returned to Cuvier in France, In his discourse on method, he doubted everything, but the existence of doubt implied that there was something he was doubting, “cogito ergo sum” I think therefore I am. He died in 1650 at age 54.

Archibald Couper, born in 1831, chemist, he was a sick kid but wrote a paper on using dotted lines for bonds but it took two months, Kekules paper looked like it came in first. This stressed him so much it ended his career, but he lived 30 more years. He died in 1892 at age 61.

Sir William Bragg, born in 1890,       physicist          Infant prodigy, He developed the theory that sodium choride is not molecular that the atoms are equidistant from each other.  He also developed the theory of ionic radii.  Famous for his law of diffraction of X-rays, which led to the discovery of DNA, He lobbied for Crick, Watson and Wilkins to get the Nobel prize, He liked to lecture to young people on science, he died in 1971 at age 81.

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Dog Tip of The Day, March 31

Take extra poop bags and pick up after those who leave it for you.  If you don’t pick their dog’s poop piles up, sure enough, your dog will get blamed for it.  I like to keep the poop bags on the leash, so people can see them.  That way people know you are going to pick it up.  Many parks have mounted boxes with poop bags just for this purpose. Be respectful and only take one.  I know it is a good source for free poop bags, but other people need them as much as you do.

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Peeps Brand Peeps are, Made in America

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Science Birthdays, March 30

Robert Bunsen was born on this day in 1811, a German chemist he investigated emission spectra of heated elements. He discovered cesium and rubidium.  He developed the Bunsen burner which are still used in laboratories today.  He died in 1899 at the age of 88.

Also born on this day was Bernhard Schmidt, he invented the Schmidt telescope to correct distortion when trying to enlarge something while keeping the field enlarged at the same time,  he died in 1955 at age 76.

Maimoides was born in 1135. He was the physician to Saladin, wrote a book called Guide for the perplexed, he died in 1204 at age 69.

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Dog Tip of The Day, March 30

Remember, chocolate is not good for dogs.  Watch where the kids leave those Easter bunnies laying around.  If you want to make a treat for your dog for Easter, maybe a hard boiled Easter Egg, but no chocolate.

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Jelly Belly Jelly Beans are, Made in America.

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Science Birthdays, March 29

Sanctorius Sanctorius, born in 1561, he was a physician who measured weights of humans as they perspired. This was the beginning of the study of metabolism. He measured body temp using the first clinical thermometer, a water level thermometer. He also invented a device to measure pulse rate. He died in 1636 at age 75.

Sir Harold Jones, born in 1890, astronomer he measured the distance to the sun. He died in 1960 at age 70.

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