Thinking About the Mystery of Death

by John Mays This week I am performing the final proofread for our forthcoming text, Life Science. This is exciting work because it is the last task before sending the book to the printer. Reading ...
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Wonder in Online Classes

by John Mays People who know me know that I spend a lot of time talking about wonder. Plato and Aristotle both wrote that "wonder is the beginning of philosophy." Wonder should be the beginning of ...
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Mathematical Recreations 1

By John Mays In addition to writing science texts, I sometimes dabble in mathematical recreations. Here’s one. For a long time, I have been fascinated by the nearly mystical (or maybe actually myst...
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The James Webb Telescope Goes Active

by John Mays This is an exciting day: The first images from NASA's new James Webb Space Telescope were released this morning. Read about the image shown above and look at other ones here. After ove...
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Priorities for Grammar School Science

by John Mays A customer recently asked about the priorities for students in grammar school science. I wrote a fair bit about that in my book From Wonder to Mastery—so for a fuller response, check t...
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