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Boatbuilders come and go, so it’s no surprise that virtually all of the vessels in my earliest sailing memories are now out of production. Most of them, though, survive in boatyards and have fan clubs online, so information about them … Continue reading
There’s a bill in the Massachusetts legislature right now that I really hope passes: it’s called the Right to Repair act. It would require automakers to publish all of the diagnostic codes and repair data for their vehicles, and make … Continue reading
A report from Hawaii describes “mysterious pink organisms” washing up on beaches. They look like immature arthropods of some kind to me. Do any Dovdox readers want to hazard a guess?
Today, the First Coast Guard District gets an appropriately named new commander: The Coast Guard is holding a change-of-command ceremony Friday in Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall to install Rear Adm. Daniel Neptun (NEPP’-toon) as commander of the district that covers … Continue reading
A paper in the latest issue of Cell Metabolism seems to promise a new generation of fat-loss drugs. The researchers knocked out sarcolemmal ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels in mice, causing the animals’ muscles to burn more energy. As a result, … Continue reading