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…

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…

One Giant Leap for Mankind: The Story of the Space Race

          People have been dreaming of flying to the moon for centuries (yeah, Jules Verne, I’m looking at you). But for most of the time, it was confined to poorly informed science fiction (creative, though) mythology and fairy-tales with magical creatures that did not require life support to not, like, die….

Scientists find material that seems to summon water out of thin air

          Drought is one of the biggest issues in human society today. By accident, scientists discovered a possible solution: carbon-rich nanorods (man, carbon’s just good for everything, isn’t it?) that absorb water vapor and ooze it out as a purified liquid. At the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, they observed…

Sally Ride: a Non-Conformist

Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It’s posing questions and coming up with a method. It’s delving in.   Sally Ride It’s the 33rd anniversary of Sally Ride’s first trip into space!  Here’s some old posts we’ve written on her accomplishments: Ride Sally Ride!…