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  • STEM toys from Thames & Kosmos for Earth Day
    Celebrate Earth Day with STEM toys from Thames & Kosmos
    Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. The first day of Spring is a wonderful time to explore the scientific method. While children may balk on a day filed with learning, STEM influenced toys make learning fun. Thames & Kosmos offers a wide...
  • The science behind the taste of your beer
    The science behind the taste of your beer
    When you drink a beer and no matter what type of beer that you drink. There are three steps to the tasting process that exist.SightSmellTouchObviously, the sight of the beer is one that everybody comments on when they first drink a beer. Whether...
  • Mercury
    The fate of MESSENGER is near
    NASA’s MESSENGER (an acronym of MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging, and a reference to Mercury being the messenger of the gods) mission to Mercury that carries an $8.7 million University of Colorado Boulder...
  • Your sweat stink is contagious
    Your happy sweat could make those around you happier, new study says
    Your sweat stink is contagious. That is, your happy sweat can also make those around you happy. The Sun Daily reported April 19 that chemical compounds produced while people are happy can be detected by those who smell others’ sweat....
  • Up for study in microgravity: liquid crystals
    Liquid crystal experiments are being done on the ISS
    A University of Colorado Boulder led experiment arrived at the International Space Station on April 17, 2015, enabling scientists to study the fluid dynamics of liquid crystals that may lead to benefits both on Earth and in space.The experiment is...
  • Fujiko Nakaya's 'Fog Bridge'
    Exploratorium: Full Spectrum Music and Science
    On Thursday, April 23, hire a babysitter and make plans to visit the Kanbar Forum at the Exploratorium. There you will experience Lynda Williams, 'The Physics Chanteuse' perform her 'alchemy' in Full Spectrum: Music! Hosted by Ron...
  • Is atheism for women, too?  Beaverton discussion on Wed. 4-22-15.
    Is atheism for women, too? Beaverton discussion on Wed. 4-22-15.
    Some people claim that the atheist movement has a problem with women. They ask "why are so many prominent atheist old white guys, and not women?" But actually, there are quite a few famous atheist women for those who know. This article...
  • March 2015 is warmest March on record globally
    Earth temperatures in March and year to date warmest on record
    On Friday in the agency’s monthly global analysis, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, N.C. reported that at 1.53 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century...
  • Kid
    Australia enacts anti-vaxxer crackdown, repeals tax payments
    On Sunday morning, the Australian government announced the implementation of another unprecedented social policy. The country that made waves for its no-nonsense gun laws has set its sites on the anti-vaccination scourge. You see, like America,...
  • Dust-covered glaciers on Mars
    Buried glaciers have enough ice to cover entire surface of Mars
    When the topic of ice on Mars comes up, the first thing that usually comes to mind are the polar ice caps which are prominent even in small telescopes. There is, however, ice elsewhere on the planet as well, such as beneath the surface in the mid...
  • Mystery methane hotspot
    CU-Boulder scientists, colleagues probe methane emission mystery in Four Corners
    A mysterious methane hotspot was detected from space by a European satellite and a team of scientific investigators is now in the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest, aiming to uncover the explaination for its existence. The joint project is...
  • Free printable environmental science worksheets for Earth Day, spring science
    Free printable environmental science worksheets for Earth Day, spring science
    April 22 celebrates Earth Day, formerly called Arbor Day. It's such an important holiday that the entire month of April has come to be known as Earth Month. Do you need free printable Earth Day lesson plans for science class? Use these linked...
  • corn and stuff
    Scientists at Virginia Tech just used corn to change the world
    Most people know that hydrogen fuel-cells have been powering a select number of vehicles for over a decade. As the process of refining fossil fuels becomes increasingly expensive, companies like Honda have been experimenting with hydrogen...
  • World's largest sperm bank open for business
    World's largest sperm bank opens in FL, taps into huge student body
    University students in Central Florida will soon have a chance earn big bucks and help people with fertility issues with the opening of a new medical facility on April 6th. Cryos International, considered the world's largest sperm bank,...
  • Blood Moon prophecy April 2015 lunar eclipse
    Total lunar eclipse 'blood moon' coming tonight/tomorrow morning
    Tonight/tomorrow morning, sky watchers all across North America will be treated to one of the most spectacular, and rare, of all celestial sights: atotal lunar eclipse. So, with theeclipsecoming in just a day, why not start understanding what you...
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