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W. Scott Phoenix, B.A., B.S. was born in Hawaii, raised in Pennsylvania and resides in California. He has been a published writer since 1978. His work has appeared (under various names) in numerous places in print and online including Examiner.com. He is a single parent of three children and has also worked as an actor, singer and teacher. He has been employed by such publications as the Daily Collegian and the Los Angeles Times.

Why Does A Carnivorous Plant Attract Bats? — ‘The Why’


Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why does a carnivorous plant attract bats?” Good question. Timely too. (OK, it might not be the best question to discuss at meal time but, hey, it still beats answering some other ...

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Elon Musk: Cause Of SpaceX Rocket Explosion Still Unknown


As previously reported, late last month, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded in mid-air three minutes into the launch sequence. The rocket had been ready to fly to the ISS (International Space Station), deliver some supplies and then return to ...

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Why Do We Call It A ‘Pair’ Of Panties? — ‘The Why’


Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why do we call it a ‘pair’ of panties?” Good question.  (Wait.  Didn’t we cover this already?  Oh well, it beats answering questions about the secret numeric code behind women’s clothing that ...

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Black Hole Too Big For Its Galaxy

black hole

A monster black hole has just been discovered. According to a study published in the journal Science, astronomers have located a massive black hole that appears to have affected the growth of the galaxy. Now known as CID-947, the super ...

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Why Are The Feds After Our Social Media Info? — ‘The Why’

social media

Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why are the feds after our social media info?” you ask? Good question.  Timely too. (Besides, again, it helps us put off answering all those questions about odd, intimate acts. We don’t ...

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Asbestos Found In Crayons And Toys


Asbestos may be lurking in your children’s crayons and toys. According to a recently released report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), asbestos, a substance now known to be a cancer risk, has been discovered in children’s crime-scene fingerprint kits ...

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Why Do Men Barbecue? — ‘The Why’


Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why do men barbecue?” you ask? Good question. Timely too. (OK, it’s not that great but it beats answering others questions about wieners, buns and special secret sauce, mmmkay?) At any rate, ...

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Smoking Linked To Mental Illness


According to a new study published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry, smoking could be a factor in developing psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia. A research team at Kings College London, England discovered that people who suffer from psychosis are actually ...

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Why Are The Powers That Be Afraid Of Donald Trump? — ‘The Why’

donald trump

Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why are the powers that be afraid of Donald Trump?” you ask? Good question.  Timely too. (Sorry. No room for snarkiness today. We’ve got a lot to discuss.) It’s simple. Trump cannot ...

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Giant Pandas: Couch Potatoes Of The Animal Kingdom


According to a new study published in the journal Science, pandas are reportedly as sluggish as sloths because of their thyroid hormones and lack of physical activity. A group of researchers from Beijing, China observed five captive pandas at the ...

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