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What Are Wearable Robots?_Louie

Wearable Robots

What are wearable robots? Why would anyone want to wear a robot, anyway? WEARABLE ROBOTS Is Louie wearing a wearable robot or is the robot wearing Louie? I CAN OPEN THE FRIDGE WITH THESE HANDS! A wearable robot is a system that combines electrics & mechanical engineering and is designed around the shape and function

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The Science of Marijuana

Now more than ever, the science of marijuana needs a blog post! Why are so many states legalizing marijuana? How does marijuana affect your brain? Is marijuana even safe?

Why Are Rare Earth Metals Important

Why Are Rare Earth Metals Important?

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.

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Women Science Writers

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

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The Science Of Fear

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

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Top 10 Winter Skin Care Tips

 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

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The Perfect Nap Is A Science

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

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New Mammal Discovery

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,

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The Science Behind Touch

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.

Messy Science Experiments

Messy Science Experiments

My book, Chemical Reactions!: With 25 Science Projects for Kids, is out! To celebrate, I’m sharing two messy science experiments from the book.

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Middle Grade Fantasy Books with Animals

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!

The Angriest Bird of All

The Angriest Bird of All

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

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