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What will automation leave in its wake?

Originally published in the Batesville Daily Guard March 2, 2017 There’s been a lot of talk about “bringing jobs back” to America since the 2016 presidential campaigns kicked off in 2015. Between 2000 and 2010, 5.6 million manufacturing jobs disappeared from

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Yes, measles is a ‘big deal’

Originally published in the Batesville Daily Guard The handful of measles cases reported in Memphis last week has re-ignited the never-ending online debate about whether to vaccinate or not. Pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine folks keep recycling the same arguments about whether vaccines

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Chemtrails don’t make any sense

Originally published in the Batesville Daily Guard I really don’t get why the chemtrail theory persists. But I’m going to blame it on a mix of social media and celebrity endorsements. The latest of those endorsers is Walker, Texas Ranger himself,

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‘Killer’ robots can save lives

Originally printed in the Batesville Daily Guard When Micah Xavier Johnson opened fire on police in Dallas after what had been a peaceful protest, killing five officers, he created a night that would live in infamy for many years to

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#Confusion

Originally published in the Batesville Daily Guard I think we are now all aware of hashtag activism, or hashtivism, now. Whether it be #Occupy, #blacklivesmatter, #bluelivesmatter, #Kony2012, etc. They’ve worked their way into the public consciousnesses and only those who manage

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Golden rice may be Vitamin A jackpot

Originally printed in the Batesville Daily Guard   Ever hear of Vitamin A?   Sure you have, it’s up there with Vitamins B, C, D, E and K as being essential to a healthful life. Vitamin A plays a critical role

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Happy belated birthday WWW

Originally printed in the Batesville Daily Guard As many of you have probably heard the World Wide Web turned 25 years in August and for something so young, it feels like it’s been around forever and it’s something that’s hard to

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