Einstein as a Teacher

“Never memorize something that you can look up.” Albert Einstein “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” Albert Einstein July 28, 1900: Einstein receives his diploma as a mathematics teacher and starts work on his doctoral thesis. Here are two quotes by the great scientist:…

The Great Arches!

“A landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world.” Arches National Park Service       -Salt played a huge role in the formation of Arches National Park. The highly pressurized flowing salt layer (like deep glacier ice) forced it’s way upward, splitting the top layers of sandstone. This left…

#PlutoFlyby

This morning, at 11:49:57 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) the American space probe New Horizons (by NASA’s New Frontiers program) made its closest approach to the planetoid (or planet, for all you “dwarf” planet classification haters) Pluto (♇). This is HUGE… like, my-head-is-gonna-explode huge. Like “one giant leap for mankind” big. So big, that we spent…

15 Cool and Weird Science Tidbits

If we haven’t convinced you yet that science is weirdly cool, get ready for us to knock your socks off. So, to start with, you might have read of really weird events in science or hilarious. Here are the top 15 cool science tidbits (not necessarily in this order) we’ve read on. 1)- A flea’s…

Natural Born Scientist!

The problem is not scientifically illiterate kids; it is scientifically illiterate adults. Kids are born curious about the natural world. They are always turning over rocks, jumping with two feet into mud puddles and playing with the tablecloth and fine china. ~Neil deGrasse Tyson~   Citation: BrainyQuote

Natural Bee Party!

“The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them.”                              Saint Francis de Sales     Most of…