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Stories by Steven Ross Pomeroy

How to Instill False Memories

Everyone enjoys the occasional practical joke – assuming the gag isn't mean-spirited or overly perilous, even the prank's poor victim can appreciate the punch line!I'm sure you have your favorites: gluing dollars to sidewalks, filling your co-worker's office with balloons, moving your roommate's bed to the basement… while he’s sleeping in it.More typical stunts may employ whoopee cushions, fake vomit, and hand buzzers, but honestly, those are a tad sophomoric and overdone.

February 19, 2013 — Steven Ross Pomeroy

The Key to Science (and Life) Is Being Wrong

In 1964, the occasionally enigmatic but always energetic physicist, Dr. Richard Feynman gave a lecture at Cornell University to a packed hall of eager, young scholars.

November 13, 2012 — Steven Ross Pomeroy

Stop Building Bombs and Start Building Starships

In 1969, a great shadow was cast over the United States. That shadow, however, was not one of gloom. Instead of evoking the absence of light, this shadow caused us to look up in wonder at the brightness that created it.

October 8, 2012 — Steven Ross Pomeroy

From STEM to STEAM: Science and Art Go Hand-in-Hand

Su Song pic - Art meets science in this early star map drawn by Su Song. (public domain) In the wake of the recent recession, we have been consistently apprised of the pressing need to revitalize funding and education in STEM fields -- science, technology, engineering, and math.

August 22, 2012 — Steven Ross Pomeroy
Stories by Steven Ross Pomeroy

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