Science

Rachel Ignotofsky on Celebrating Overlooked Women in Science

The author of "Women in Science" and "Women in Sports" explains why she's driven to make the untold stories of…

STEM + Stand-Up Comedy = Peer Revue!

Follow Patricia on her journey through the Peer Revue process, transforming from science geek to... stand-up comedy sensation?

Women in NASA: Representation Matters

From information sessions to Lego sets, our kids notice how we represent our involvement. Now really is the best and…

Purple Cow Crazy Scientist Lab – Science at the Ready

Quick and easy science experiments for ages 6 to 99.

Scientist Selfies: The Social Media Experiment

Can social media help change the public image of scientists? We found a group on Instagram with the perfect social…

The Dynamic Duo Reviews ‘Toca Lab: Plants’

The Dynamic Duo reviews Toca Boca's newest app, 'Toca Lab: Plants.' And they get to say "poop" on a recording,…

Explore the World of Molecules With ‘Happy Atoms’

'Happy Atoms' is an integrated digital and physical chemistry set that allows users to explore molecules and atoms.

Junior Scuba Diving Adventures: The Great Barrier Reef

The good, the bad, and the honest adventure of a 10-year-old ocean geek and his first junior open water scuba…

Svaha: Comfortable, Nerdy Clothes for Women—With Pockets!

Nerdy, nice looking clothes that break gender stereotypes, are comfortable and available for a wide range of sizes, AND they…

Instead of Autism Awareness, Try This

April is Autism Awareness Month. We've been aware of autism in our family for quite some time. We need a…

IHMC Robotics Lab Open House 2017

National Robotics week kicked off during April 8-16th. The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) Robotics Lab from…

‘Smore’: A New Science Magazine for Girls

I chat with 'Smore' magazine founder Sarita Menon about her motivation for this new endeavor.

Wacky Lactation in Nature: Underwater, Nipple-less, and Other Milky Oddities

Having breastfed both of my children for a whole year each, I had a lot of time to ponder this…

Procrastination Destination: The Heart

Take a break from what you're doing and check out the latest research, quick kid experiment, and "romantic" music about…

Sci Chic Offers Products and Subscription Boxes for Nerdy Jewelry Wearers

If you or your kid likes science jewelry, education, or subscription boxes, Sci Chic deserves a look.

Neurofeedback: What It Is, What It Does, What You Need to Know

Neurofeedback provides an alternative to medication for children and adults. It treats the electrical transmissions in the brain directly, providing…

The Science of Crowd Counting & 3 Ways to Teach Kids Estimation

Patricia introduces the science of counting crowds and methods to show kids how to estimate large numbers.

Your Co-worker Has Anxiety. Now What?

What do you do when faced with an anxious co-worker? Dakster knows.

‘Oh, Ick!’ That Was Fun

Science is awesome. And also gross.

MEL Chemistry – Your Gift Solution

I had the opportunity to try out the MEL Science Chemistry kit, and, I have to say, it's a winner.

First Images and Video From Avatar: Discover Pandora

Visit the 'Avatar' planet of Pandora with your family in this new exhibit that brings the movie to life.

School Kids Recreate Daraprim for $20 (Not $750)

A group of high school students in Australia has recreated a key ingredient in Daraprim for a fraction of the…

SBrick Plus: Programmable Interlocking Bricks You Want

When educators asked for better programmable interlocking bricks that were compatible with LEGO, SBrick Plus answered the call. Check out…

Nail Biting: Mental Disorder or Gross Habit?

Nail biting is classified as an obsessive-compulsive disorder. Does this mean your child should be treated for the very common…

The Hadron Collider (Sort of!) Can Be Found in Australia

I’m no particle physicist, and I am unlikely to ever enter CERN laboratories. But for one brief, shining moment, I…

Dinosaur State Park: Dinosaurs in Connecticut!

We've gone to many museums to visit dinosaurs — the Smithsonian in DC,the American Museum of Natural History in New…

Profound Perseid Ponderances

I, uh, stayed up last night and watched the Perseid Meteor Shower / It was, um, amazing.

Pokébiology: Where Science and Pokémon Meet

Anika interviews a biologist to discover how Pokémon and real-world science intersect.

Potions 101: Adding a Little Magic to Your Science (Or Science to Your Magic)

Here's a textbook from a Hogwarts Potions class, which, remarkably enough, can also be used as a textbook for fun…

Science and Technology Tailored to Tweens: StemBox

If you're looking for a STEM kit that dives deep into concepts, StemBox could be the box your tweens look…

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