Topic: science

Thursday, May 16, 2013

For about 200,000 years humanity has been making its way from Africa to just about every corner of this planet. The study of our past helps explain the evolution of life here on Earth. We’ve put a lot of time and effort into digging through the past and have constructed the time...

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Our lovely and comfortable home here on Earth is a long ways away from the end of our solar system. Don’t forget, there’s a lot of space in space.  Here on Earth concepts of boundaries involve rivers, lakes, mountains, human imposed borders, and so on.  However, this...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Why do we like the music we like?   Think about all the music you've ever listened to.  Everything from Beethoven's 5th to "Call Me Maybe" are processed through the brain, but what about them allows the brain to say yay or nay?     So, why...

Monday, April 22, 2013

Tired of opening bottles the old fashioned way? Say goodbye to busted teeth and those awkward stares from strangers by making your own recycled bike chain bottle opener!!  For this project you'll need an old bike chain, a bike chain cutter, a bike chain link set, and your favorite...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Our lovely and comfortable home here on Earth is a long way away from the end of our solar system. Here on Earth concepts of boundaries involve rivers, lakes, mountains, human imposed borders, and so on. However, this is not how the limits of our solar system ...

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Science is the process by which we can ask and answer questions about our natural world.   Everything from your most routine activities all the way to the quest for our universe’s origins are fair game for the field of science!  So, lets put science to the test and...

Monday, March 18, 2013

Everyone’s familiar with the old fable about the wolf in sheep’s clothing.   In this story a wolf dresses up like a sheep and sneaks past the farmer to go straight to his fluffy targets.  Well, a similar story is currently unfolding in the medical field and it could...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pi
Science and math fans around the world have been celebrating Pi day for a while now. Pi is the 3.14 number that helps us understand circles, so what better day to celebrate than March 14? So, the question is what makes Pi so special?  From the wheels on your car to the orbit of...

Friday, September 7, 2012

We all know about the story involving the groundhog and its shadow, but there's more to this rodent than that tale. Enjoy some fun groundhog facts to ring in Groundhog Day!
Ssssssssome people are scared of snakes, but why? Here are some cool facts about snakes and your chances of a snakey run in with these reptiles in the state of Virginia

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