Archive for the 'science' Category

hey boobies, you might get tested

May 21st, 2009

Although researchers identified the gene known to dramatically increase the risk of hereditary breast or ovarian cancer years ago, doctors aren’t really pushing the testing. If there is a history of either cancer type in your family, you should probably ask your doctor if this testing would be appropriate for you. More about the test.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Death by Black Hole

January 6th, 2009

I’m actually working, but found this on the internets this morning and thought it was too cool to not share. What would it be like to die in a black hole? Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson answers that for us. (thanks to How Good Is That) more about “Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Death by Black H…“, posted […]

grande opening of Academy of Sciences

October 6th, 2008

We didn’t make it to the grande re-opening of the Academy of Sciences, but we did make it this weekend thanks to a rained out soccer game. The living roof is cool in an eco-geeky sort of way. The place is like Disney in that there are lines to do everything, and there is a […]

now I build my ABCs

September 18th, 2008

I’ve mentioned before that I know my son is intelligent, but I am struck by how his learning style is so different from mine. Approach this kid with an activity book and a pen, and he recoils in terror; come at him with a box of wooden blocks and he dives in ready to play […]

can’t get too much of those ABCs

August 1st, 2008

My son is a smart kid. I know this because the day he could stand without holding on to something, he unlocked all of our baby locks. (10 mos). He’s never shown much interest in baby puzzles because he’s yet to meet one he can’t assemble in seconds. And as soon as he could walk, […]

re-using your water

July 16th, 2008

Nothing interesting to say, here, just wanted to post a link to The Greywater Guerrillas site as now that our yard is filled with pretty flowers, and looks like adults maintain it, I’m thinking about how we could keep it pretty without harming the environment.

elemental videos

July 14th, 2008

Nottingham University has put together a bunch of short videos posted to YouTube describing each of the elements in the Periodic Table. The videos are amusing and really interesting. Too bad science classes focus so much on boring textbooks. I know a little boy who will find these videos really inspiring! And because we need […]

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