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Louie reading a compass

Instant Magic Trick: Magnets

People in movies and books find their way out of the woods by making their own compass out of who knows what. This skill is COOL.

In the interest of us all being cool, a blog post was in order.

Dumbo octopus

New Species Alert : Octopus!

Whenever I see an article about a new species, it’s usually about some bacteria or slug. Not that they don’t deserve a spot in the ecosystem, but slugs are not exciting. Octopuses are!

Louie drinking iced tea

Tea : How It Came To Be

What is the most consumed beverage on our planet, after water? If you guessed tea, you’d win!

Tea’s origins date to prehistory, a time shrouded in legend and myth.

Louie and tulips

Impress Your Posse With Science Magic-II

Want to impress your kids, friends, significant other, w/ easy science magic? Make your neighbors jealous!

I’ve got a perfect STEM activity. Botany magic!

Press pot coffee and chocolate mousse

Science Up Your Coffee For the Perfect Cup

Want a sublime cup of coffee? I know the secret. I’m not one of those people who refuses to share recipes and tricks.

I’ll show you how with one simple step.

Louie with wig cropped

Impress Your Posse With Science Magic

If you want to impress your kids, grandkids, significant other, neighbor or your dog, I’ve got a few cool tricks you can show them! No advanced degrees needed.

Old Time Remedies

Gross Old-Time Remedies That Sometimes Worked

Since I need to distract myself from the news, I’m delving into medical remedies from history. Some of the treatments people thought would work are downright silly.

Boreal Owl with squirrel

Beacons of Hope

When I let Louie out this morning, the birds were singing.

I decided that sharing some of the wonder of birds with you was a perfect idea!

Smiley face

Six Words to Change Your Week

It’s nice to know that even in stressful times words — free and abundant– have the power to turn our thoughts to happier ones.

Susan Berk Koch
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