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!…

We Need You for Martian Exploration

These great NASA astronaut recruitment posters were made in 2009 to catch the eye of workers in many types of jobs, from farmers (that’s you, Mark Watney) to builders, technicians, teachers and surveyors.  Applications can still be sent in for this #MarsGeneration dream job!  If you’re over 18, send in your forms for this chance…

Ten Interesting Scientific Facts

Science and its history are weird. Really weird. But the thing is, it’s cool as well (in the ‘50s, you could buy nuclear reactor playsets for your kids, but they risked dying of radiation poisoning. Take that, EZ-Bake ovens!). Here are 10 we’ve found to be the most intriguing: 1. Researchers have calculated that DNA…

✨Science of the Avengers✨

I can be fairly sure most of you have at least seen the trailer for Captain America: Civil War (and no, it’s not like Batman v. Superman, even though it catches on some similar points). Maybe you saw the Avengers movie last year, or the preceding one three years before it. Either way, even with…

Time to Explore.

Human culture (any culture) is part of science and it evolves as we evolve!   FC We are off exploring this wonderful world which we all share and will not be posting for the next two weeks. We look forward to sharing all our experiences.   It’s an amazing world of science…let’s go exploring!