“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…

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….