Why are rare earth metals important? What are rare earth metals? The uses for rare earth metals are as diverse as they are important! Let’s take a look.
Artificial intelligence and the future of humans is a book-length topic. How do machines learn? Is the power of machine learning all that powerful?
HONORING WOMEN SCIENCE WRITERS FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH I bet you’re wondering why I choose a woman on a white horse as my featured image for a post about women science writers! The women’s suffrage movement paved the way for women to pursue many careers, including writing. And since March is Women’s History Month, I
Why do we like to be scared? Some of us do, anyway! Let’s take a look at the science of fear, define ‘what is fear,’ and see why some of us like to be scared! Louie is firmly in the, ‘I don’t like being scared’ category! WHAT IS FEAR? This chart made me curious about
Since I am experiencing dry, itchy winter skin, I needed a top 10 winter skin care tips list. I decided to investigate. And share my winter skin care tips with you! This information is relevant if you have skin, no matter where you live. WINTER SKIN CARE TIPS If you live anywhere that experiences winter
THE SCIENCE OF NAPPING If you’re sleep deprived you can’t learn, perform, or think as well. But, are naps a good thing? The perfect nap is a science based on circadian rhythms. Let’s look at the science of napping, and how to nap, for the biggest brain benefits! Louie loves to nap so he was
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?
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