Tag: nonfiction

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.

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.

Alaska View From the Tundra of Skilac Lake

Six Most Difficult Places To Visit On Earth

Fantasizing about the next cool place you’d love to visit?

Somewhere exotic?

In this day and age, I figured we could hop a plane to get anywhere.

I was wrong…

Baby Louie and a fire

What is the Deal with Wildfires?

Oh, do I mean uncontrolled blazes spurred by wind and dry underbrush, traveling at up to fourteen miles an hour? That’s a four-minute mile. Usain Bolt would live. So would a cheetah. But the garden snails and I would be crispy critters.

mice infrared vision

Mice with Infrared Vision…will humans be next?

Our world is full of beautiful colors, so it’s easy to forget that the spectrum of light visible to humans is a teeny sliver of what’s out there in the universe. But wouldn’t it be fantastic to see in the dark? Scientists have done that, with mice!

New Species of Tarantula

This is the world’s newest tarantula species! She was found in the forests of Malaysia. (Birupes simoroxigorum)New species are so amazing. To think that they may have been here all this time and we’ve only just found them? Even though my sister is cringing about a spider post, (she has one of those vacuum devices

Susan Berk Koch
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