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  • Microscope
    Biotechnology becomes interactive and gets NYC funding
    Biotechnology was once as distant to the public as computers were several decades ago. Now biotechnology advances make it more accessible to everyone. Additionally, an unusual public-private venture capital fund will bring together big pharma and...
  • Science and the Bible – on sonic booms
    Science and the Bible – on sonic booms
    Let us begin with the conclusion and leave the rest of the article to lay out the details. The Bible describes YHVH’s traversing of dimension as being accompanied by physical, chemical, atmospheric and auditory reactions such as the...
  • The Force Trainer II is unleashed at Star Wars Celebration
    The Force Trainer II is unleashed at Star Wars Celebration
    Uncle Milton has cornered the market bringing science and Star Wars together with some really fun, cool toys for fans of all ages. Recently they debuted their latest upcoming release The Force Trailer II at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA...
  • God
    Response: A God That Could Be Real
    Yesterday, NPR published a blog post by Nancy Ellen Abrams titles, “‘A God That Could Be Real’ In The Scientific Universe.” The article is basically a promotion for her book, which is fine. My issue is with the premise of...
  • Dawkins speaks reason at rally
    Openly secular individuals still face discrimination in politics
    Thursday is the very first Openly Secular Day celebration and across the Earth. Many individuals who have thus far been hesitant in announcing their secular views to others around them are doing so with least one person or more, while the millions...
  • Orbiting Rainbows: using ‘glitter clouds’ to search for and image exoplanets
    Orbiting Rainbows: using ‘glitter clouds’ to search for and image exoplanets
    The search for exoplanets may one day get a lot more glittery. It sounds a bit like science fiction, but a new NASA proposal called Orbiting Rainbows would use glitter-like materials to help image some of those far-away worlds, which could enable...
  • The life cycle of Sun-like stars
    ‘Old Earths': the search for ancient and habitable (but dying) exoplanets
    Researchers at Cornell University are taking a new approach to the search for alien life: looking for habitable planets older than Earth, “old Earth analogs,” which may be nearing the end of their habitable lifetimes. Astronomers would...
  • The Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) on the Curiosity rover
    Curiosity rover finds more evidence for possible liquid water brines on Mars
    The search for liquid water on Mars is one that has been on-going for decades. It can’t exist for long on the surface, as it will quickly sublimate into the cold, thin atmosphere. Aquifers deep below the surface are still possible, but there...
  • "SciGirls" follows the adventures of real girls who are interested in STEM subjects.
    “SciGirls” Returns with ExSCIting Third Season on PBS KIDS!
    STEM stands for the subjects of “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.” In academic circles, these topics are being promoted in a variety of ways to encourage today’s generation to become interested and excited about...
  • 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...
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