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Deadliest Poisons in History

Deadliest Poisons In History

If you want to kill a person, you can shoot a gun or throw a rock. But if craft and cleverness are your forte, poison is another option. Deadliest Poisons in History has the makings of a Netflix series, but I’m condensing into a cool blog post instead!

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10 Great Scientists and Their Discoveries

Instead of looking back at 2020, (ugh) let’s gaze further back. Since this is science blog, I’m giving a nod to 10 great scientists and their discoveries. Many of these scientists had messy lives. Many of the discoveries were accidental. Most of them are dead.

That means they can’t refute the gossip I’m about to throw around about them! Let’s take a peek…

The Science Behind Acquired Taste

The Science Behind Acquired Taste

In life, one way or the other, you have probably eaten broccoli. After all, broccoli a superfood! One cup is chock-full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

But, do you like broccoli? The answer behind why you like broccoli –or force it down– is rooted in science: the science behind acquired taste!

Top 12 Astronomy Events In 2021

Top 12 Astronomy Events In 2021

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of 2020. 2021 will be better. I’ve just compiled a list of the top 12 astronomy events in 2021!

From meteor showers to lunar eclipses and solar eclipses, with chances to see Mercury in the horizon and Saturn at opposition, these astronomical events ARE happening, no matter what’s going on with us humans. They’ll be spectacular, and require nothing but a clear sky.

Scientists discover new primate species

Scientists Discover New Primate Species!

Scientists have discovered a new primate species! These little monkeys live in Myanmar. The new species was discovered in 2020 and they are already on the endangered species list. How do they decide which species is new or not?

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Science At Home : 2 Fun Experiments!

I’ve mapped out two fun, easy experiments that you can do with your kids, grandkids, highlight in a zoom meeting, or classroom.

I shouldn’t call science a trick, but both of these easy experiments make great practical jokes.

So let’s get to it. Time to trick…I mean impress your posse with science at home!

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8 Great Science Fiction Books for Kids

Do your kids love science fiction books? If you want to hook your kids or classroom into some great science fiction or science themed books, I’ve got your back! Here are some great science fiction middle grade books for ages 8-14!

Are You Remotely Controlled

Are You Remotely Controlled: Social Media?

Are you remotely controlled? Of course not! You decide what you read and what you click on. You limit your kids to two hours of internet time after they finish their homework. You’re in control. Or are you?

Monarchs are mythical and mysterious

Monarchs Are Mythical and Mysterious

Monarchs are mythical and mysterious! I wanted more butterflies in our yard, to help the monarchs, and to learn more about them! It was trickier to raise monarchs than I thought.

Artificial Satellites and How to See Them

How To See Artificial Satellites

Ever wonder how to see artificial satellites! You can see artificial satellites with the naked eye. I’m going to show you how.

Vaccines A miracle of modern medicine

Vaccines: A Miracle of Modern Medicine

Do you believe in The Easter Bunny? Magic? The Tooth Fairy? All of these are indeed beliefs. But medicine is not a belief. And not all medicine is based on fact. But it is based on evidence.

Let’s take a look at the science behind vaccines and why vaccines are a modern miracle.

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