“It has a stark beauty all its own…”

48 years ago today, humans set foot on another world for the first time.  Astronaut Neil Armstrong stood in the barren silver landscape of Earth’s constant companion, the dust around his feet never having been touched by life before.  The fine dust shone in the raw sunlight.  His left boot sank soundlessly. “That’s…one small step…

“A light was turned off today…”

“A light was turned off today,” NASA scientist Firouz Naderi posted on Instagram today after the death of Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman as well as being the first Iranian to receive the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics. She died after a battle with breast cancer earlier today. Born in 1977, she was, and still…

Are you afraid of being “Smart”?

In today’s world, even with all this competition,  some kids, especially girls,  still seem afraid to show their smarts!  Science needs you to use your intelligence to make great discoveries so we can all make this world a bigger, better, brighter place. Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls is a great website I found on valuing being…

Snowmageddon: 1993 and Now

Weather went wacko the winter of 1993. The jet stream was kinda messed up that winter, and it swept in cold winds from the north, setting up the stage for a virtual catastrophe. The clouds became cold, thick jumbles, and water condensed and froze onto little dust particles floating up in the atmosphere, compiling on…

The Learning Curve

This blog, like nature, is constantly evolving. We’ve used about 10 different templates, I’ve changed my writing style double that number of times, and we’ve had an ever-changing status on comments- we’ve turned it on and off periodically until shutting them off entirely. Your positive contributions, suggestions, or greetings are welcome. If you have any…

Science is Inspiring!

Science is Inspiring!  Sorry we’ve been gone so long, but with the current scientific climate, our adventures ( and yours) through the world of science have become even more critical.  That is why were back!!   We plan to explore such topics as the return of the Galapagos tortoises, the effect of music on our…