A new mammal discovery? Yes, it’s official. The scientific community put a seal of approval on a new deep sea mammal. Deep sea mammals are a challenge to find, let alone study. Especially this new mammal species because it spends time 6,000 feet under the ocean! DEEP SEA MAMMALS I’m excited but Louie was not,
Last month, two scientists won a Nobel Prize for their discovery of touch receptors. They used chili peppers and pipettes. The science behind touch? Touch receptors? Haven’t we known about this? I wondered the same thing.
My book, Chemical Reactions!: With 25 Science Projects for Kids, is out! To celebrate, I’m sharing two messy science experiments from the book.
Since I write middle grade fantasy, I read a plethora of middle grade fantasy books! Louie always requests middle grade fantasy books with animals. So I decided to compile a list of what I consider some of the more recent top fantasy books for middle schoolers. With animals!
What would you need to live on Mars? I investigated and found out exactly what we’d need to live on Mars! For free!
WHO IS THE ANGRIEST BIRD OF ALL? Who is the angriest bird of all? If you had to guess, I bet you’d think of birds with a reputation for meanness. An ostrich can kill a lion with their mighty kick. Or perhaps the cassowaries of Australia & New Zealand come to mind. They’ve actually killed
EXPLORING NEW SCIENCE INNOVATIONS New science innovations are a testament to human ingenuity. I’m a science fiction fan, but when future science concepts and ideas become the latest innovations to help our environment and ourselves, that is too good not to share! This post is a celebration of human ingenuity. Armed with chocolate for me
Easy and forensic seem like a dichotomy but it is possible to find easy forensic science experiments. You can do them with your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, as a classroom activity or for a birthday party, with minimal materials! I’m going to show you how.
7 BEST WAYS TO SLOW AGING I’m sure you see many products and services touting the 7 best ways to slow aging, not to mention anti aging secrets, ways to have firmer skin, more energy, or better workouts. Let’s back it up and take a look at what makes us age. Why do we age?
I think it’s safe to say that most of us would like to find ways to be happier. Happiness is like a battery-powered laptop. We need recharging if we’re to remain in a positive mental state. Let’s take a look at brain science and emotion and find out how to be happier!
Is fruit good for you? ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is an old English proverb, intended to instill healthy eating habits. It does beg the question, is fruit actually good for us?
I’ve written several posts about new species of animals. It made me wonder how difficult it would be to find a new species! Where would we even begin? So I decided to investigate exactly how to discover a new species.
Can bacteria break down plastic? As in plastic-eating bacteria? That sounds like science fiction, especially considering that plastic is manmade. Guess what?
PROCRASTINATION IS THE 1 THING EVERYONE HAS TIME FOR! When I started this blog a year ago, I decided to write a post about procrastination. After all, procrastination is the 1 thing everyone has time for! Plus, I am an expert at procrastination. An authority. I promptly (the audacity of using that word!) spent a
Why do we need wolves? As a fiction writer, my first response is that wolves are important, for fairy tales and fantasy, so we have an antagonist. Kidding aside, why are wolves so important?
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