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Every year, my former co-blogger, author Allyson Beatrice, compiles a handy list of science books for kids, just in time for last-minute holiday shopping.
Barack Obama talked on Sunday night about how the children who died in Newtown could have been from Anytown America.His words hit a resonant chord. Both of the given names of my two kids—Benjamin and Madeleine—were mentioned among the list of the dead children...
“ Brother of the blowfly… no one gets to heaven without going through you first .” –Yusef KomunyakaaSixteen years ago, my wife and I, along with our friend Audrey were standing outside a guesthouse near the towns of Boabeng and Fiema in Ghana when Kojo, a young boy, approached on a bicycle...
Writers write. They also read. A lot. Science writers are no exception. They read articles, blog posts, press releases, peer-reviewed papers, books. The more they read, they usually say, the more and the better they write...
Please sit down. I have some news to break. It may be very difficult to hear, and it may shake your innocence and trust. But I need you to know the truth.Are you ready?
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - cheese cultures, freshwater mosasaur, math museum, mealworm meat, X-Ray crystallography, and more.
Today we have a new Video of the Week.- Richard H. Adamson - We Have an Obesity Problem in This Country. - Christina Agapakis - Cheese Cultures - Becky Crew - Pannoniasaurus inexpectatus: World’s first freshwater mosasaur found - Satchal Erramilli - Scicurious Guest Writer!...
Looking for the perfect holiday entrée? Something nutritious yet easy on the Earth? Something with a subtle, yet distinctive, je-ne-sais-quoi flavor?
When I was growing up in the 1980s and '90s with two younger brothers, the antibiotic amoxicillin was a frequent guest in our house. Strep throat, sinus infections, sore throats, coughs; we all remember that thick, pink, bubble gum-flavored liquid perhaps a little too well...
"Why did the government make an announcement not to worry about 2012?... Is this a conspiracy? And if NASA is not worried about Dec 21, why did the head of NASA make a video warning NASA employees to prepare for disaster?" -- question on NASA's Ask an Astrobiologist Being a lazy person at heart, I am always impressed by people who devote a great deal of time and effort to a cause...
Video of the Week #74, December 19th, 2012: From: ASAP Science: Fun, Informative and Extremely Successful by Carin Bondar at PsiVid . Source: ASAP science YouTube channel Check out the excellent work of ASAP science!...
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