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…

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…

A Random Thought

“I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this cosmos, in which float like a mote of dust.” -Carl Sagan How many stars are there?  Where did we come from?  Where will we go in the future?  These are all questions that the young Carl Sagan asked.  The video below beautifully illustrates…

Happy Anniversary To Us!

It has been a year since Faraday’s Candle has started blogging, and what a year it has been!   We would like to thank all of the people who have supported us. We have climbed mountains, read up on all kinds of posts, asked questions to anyone who would teach us, and even got our hands dirty…

Happy Birthday Sally Ride!

       Happy Birthday Sally Ride   Lived: May 26, 1951 – Jul 23, 2012 (age 61) Dr. Sally Ride (1951-2012) was the first and youngest American woman to go into space. In January 1978, she was selected as a candidate astronaut, and proved their decision right! 1983, Dr. Ride was placed on the crew…