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April 22, 2018


A Trip To The Trash Isles

You’ve probably heard of the garbage patch found between California and Hawaii that is approximately the size of Texas. Myths swirl around it: the patch is so big it can be seen from space and it looks like an island. The trash is so dense—dumped furniture, barrels, wood—there are people living on it. All the […]

April 19, 2018


Preparing For Earth Day

The 2018 Earth Day Theme is getting rid of plastic pollution. On Earth Day, we’ll be running a blog post specifically about plastic pollution in the oceans that has advocacy and conservation tips, as well as an expiation about what “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is. If you want to read and think about pollution […]

April 12, 2018


Graphene: The Hair Dye Of The Future?

Recently, scientists at Northwestern University have found a way to change hair dye by using graphene. Graphene, according to is: “… a two-dimensional material composed of a single layer of carbon atoms.” It’s an allotrope for carbon that was discovered in 2004. Alltrope is a word used to describe the multiple physical forms an […]

January 11, 2018


An injectable flu shot.

The Flu Vaccine And The 2017-2018 Flu Season

An explainer post about flu strains, vaccines, and why people are saying this year's vaccine may have only been ten percent effective.

January 4, 2018


A frozen soap bubble.

Freezing Bubbles Activity

Learn how to make bubbles that will freeze in cold temperatures.

December 13, 2017


Via the source, this is a long exposure of a night sky when the Geminids were happening. This photo can give you a sense of how many meteors it's possible to see over an extended viewing.

Meteor Showers

The Geminid Meteor Showers peak on December 13th and 14th 2017.

December 6, 2017


This image shows a supermoon, as well as gives you a sense of the moon illusion effect.

Supermoon/Perigean Full Moon Explainer

For a moon to be a supermoon, it needs to be at least 90% full.

November 29, 2017


You can also make butter using a stand mixer or food processor.

A Moment Of Butter

Learn more about the history and science of butter.

November 29, 2017


You can also make butter using a stand mixer or food processor.

Butter Experiment

Here's a fun butter experiment. If it goes well, you'll end up with a delicious result!

November 21, 2017


Happy Thanksgiving!

Food Science Round-Up

Read some of our best posts about food and science to get ready for Thanksgiving.

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