Archive for the 'science' Category

things that fall through the night while you sleep

August 5th, 2011

A few years ago I blogged about the NASA Asteroid Watch mailing list. Those bright guys at NASA would email you when an Asteroid or space debris came within sight of the Earth. Yeah, this ranks up there with the antigravity pen in terms of ideas to come out of NASA that weren’t so brilliant. […]

great science site

September 13th, 2010

For the science geeks out there: We’re in the market for good child sized safety glasses after child A almost blinded child B when child A, distracted from the bottle rocket construction momentarily, tried to find out what happens when you apply forced air to sibling’s eye-socket. For the scientists in the room wondering […]

save a life, spot a drowning

July 11th, 2010

My public service for the day – tips for spotting a drowning. May you never need to know this, but just in case you do.

if you escape the ice floe, the hot lava is certain death

June 18th, 2010

If only to be a fly on the wall when these things get introduced on the preschool playground. If the dangers my children are avoiding in their play are any indication, the preschool playground is a heady science convention. Gone are the days of cowboys and indians. My children, instead, spend hours working together to […]

life’s questions without easy answers

June 18th, 2010

Will and I have deep conversations. Yesterday he asked me what would happen if a meteoroid ran into the sun. “It would burn up in its approach because the sun is super hot.” Okay, what would happen if a meteoroid as big as the sun hit the sun? Huh. So this is where the questions […]

shh, all my secrets are belong to you

December 14th, 2009

dogs explaining atoms

November 22nd, 2009

Everyone is back to full health over here. It is movie time! Goldens explaining atoms.

some chemical reactions

November 4th, 2009

explained by the Europe Research Committee using a dance party analogy.

hee-hee-ha-ha! presidential election affected testosterone

October 20th, 2009

Chalk this up in the list of topics I can’t believe people spent time researching, but this is amusing – apparently, males who voted for John McCain showed a drop in their testosterone levels after the election. Read all about it.

let’s get small

August 18th, 2009

If you don’t already feel insignificant, you certainly will after watching this footage modeled from pictures taken by the Hubble. Will asked, “Are those planets?” “No, those are galaxies that contain billions of planets.” “Awesome.”

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