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  • Jokes Aside, Buzz Aldrin Sheds Light on the ‘Need’ to Explore Mars

    We all know Buzz Aldrin is a brave man, but bold may also be suitable word to describe him. Recently, Aldrin posted a photo to Twitter (Yes, he has one!) depicting him with a “Get Your Ass to Mars” T-shirt in front of the famous Stonehenge. The tweet itself reads, “While at @EH_Stonehenge yesterday I decided to send a … Continue reading Jokes Aside, Buzz Aldrin Sheds Light on the ‘Need’ to Explore Mars

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  • How the Robot Masters will Identify You After the Machine Uprising

    I’ve had a Facebook account for less than two years. Facebook is one of those things (like skinny jeans and boat shoes) that became really big while I was deployed to Iraq. When I came back, reintegration to society was tricky enough without broadcasting my efforts to the world at large… which is why I … Continue reading How the Robot Masters will Identify You After the Machine Uprising

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  • The Science and Art of Brewing Beer [Oktoberfest special]

    Oktoberfest, a fun-fest held throughout the world, started as celebration to honour the Crown Prince, Ludwig, and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on the 12th of October in 1810. The marriage celebration was held out in the Weis’n€ fields that are just outside of the palace. There were days of merriment, but the part that mattered … Continue reading The Science and Art of Brewing Beer [Oktoberfest special]

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    That’s Why It’s Called “Space”: Teaching Abstract Concepts About Space, Size, and Time

    In the article “10 Scientific Ideas that Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing,” Annalee Newitz spotlights a few common scientific misconceptions. To halt the trend, learners need accurate information, in a way they can process it, at a time they’re most open to it. The middle school years are a perfect time to address abstract … Continue reading That’s Why It’s Called “Space”: Teaching Abstract Concepts About Space, Size, and Time

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  • Problems with Time

    From its slow crawl in distant space to its subjective and fleeting nature here on Earth, time is one of those mysterious forces that we can all vouch for because we directly experience it. But how exactly does it work?

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  • 12-Year-Old’s Science Project Leads to Scientific Breakthrough

    When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington of Jupiter, Fla., designed a project for her school’s science fair, little did she know she would make a breakthrough that would radically change the way scientists think about the venomous, highly invasive lionfish, or that it would get her cited in a published, peer-reviewed study on the subject. The lionfish, … Continue reading 12-Year-Old’s Science Project Leads to Scientific Breakthrough

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  • 12-Year-Old’s Science Project Leads to Scientific Breakthrough

    When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington of Jupiter, Fla., designed a project for her school’s science fair, little did she know she would make a breakthrough that would radically change the way scientists think about the venomous, highly invasive lionfish, or that it would get her cited in a published, peer-reviewed study on the subject. The lionfish, … Continue reading 12-Year-Old’s Science Project Leads to Scientific Breakthrough

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  • Art of the Brain with Michelle Hunter

    Science communication is an interesting profession. You can choose to communicate with writing, dance, or many other mediums -€“ including fine art. You don’t even have to start in science. I had the honour of sitting down with Michelle Hunter, a New York contemporary artist with an eye for science. Michelle is an artist that … Continue reading Art of the Brain with Michelle Hunter

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  • To blanch or not to blanch?

    It’s that time of year again, and the crops are starting to come in. If you have a garden of your own, or just like to buy things and stock them while they are on sale, you probably have an idea of how to preserve things for the long term. You can can, dehydrate, and … Continue reading To blanch or not to blanch?

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  • Creative ways to improve attention spans

    I have found a unique challenge that I must overcome when working with the public: their hearing. In the past, I have noticed that many of my students, which range from ages 6 to 16, have trouble hearing. It is usually little things like a word out of a sentence that they misunderstood. However, those … Continue reading Creative ways to improve attention spans

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