Category Archives: Science

Podcast Review: StarTalk Radio Show by Neil deGrasse Tyson

I’m a big fan of Podcasts and a new favorite of mine is StarTalk Radio Show by Neil deGrasse Tyson. First, a little about Neil deGrasse Tyson.  Frankly, he is the most down-to-earth astrophysicist on the planet.  He can break down these amazingly complex ideas like string theory and quasars, in a way that is both entertaining and easily understood by those of us

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The Science Behind the Fun of Shrinky Dinks

Growing up, I loved when my mom would get out the Shrinky Dinks, let me color them, and watch them bake down in the oven. When I saw a “Jewelry” Shrinky Dinks kit on clearance at a local bookstore, I knew it was time to introduce my daughter to the wonders of shrinking plastic. Shrinky Dinks, for those who may not know, are thin

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Single Serving Subject: Climate Change

97% of scientists agree that climate change is real and it is human influenced, yet 72% of media outlets are reporting on it in a skeptical manner. They are acting as if there are two side to the story and trying to play up a “everyone has a say” argument. This simply isn’t true when it comes to the science of climate change. I

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Single Serving Subject: Asteroids and Meteors!

Single Serving Subject: Asteroids and Meteors! “No one should be overly concerned about an Earth impact of an asteroid or comet. The threat to any one person from auto accidents, disease, other natural disasters and a variety of other problems is much higher than the threat from near earth objects. Over long periods of time, however, the chances of the Earth being impacted are

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