GeekMom: Why Isn’t the Earth Cratered Like the Moon?

The Moon and Earth are close neighbors, but they look very different. From space, the Earth is blue with water,…

January 19, 2022

GeekMom: Why Isn’t the Earth Cratered Like the Moon?

The Moon and Earth are close neighbors, but they look very different. From space, the Earth is blue with water,…

January 18, 2022

GeekMom: Enceladus Ice Plumes: New Insights

A couple years ago, I wrote an article about how scientists were using the scientific method (yes, the one you…

January 12, 2022

GeekMom: Enceladus Ice Plumes: New Insights

A couple years ago, I wrote an article about how scientists were using the scientific method (yes, the one you…

January 11, 2022

GeekMom: How Will NASA’s DART Asteroid Mission Work?

You may have heard that SpaceX launched their Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California very early…

November 28, 2021

GeekMom: How Will NASA’s DART Asteroid Mission Work?

You may have heard that SpaceX launched their Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California very early…

November 27, 2021

GeekMom: New Black Hole Discovered Outside Our Galaxy

The same thing that keeps Earth in orbit around the Sun can help us detect black holes: gravity. And that’s…

November 12, 2021

GeekMom: New Black Hole Discovered Outside Our Galaxy

The same thing that keeps Earth in orbit around the Sun can help us detect black holes: gravity. And that’s…

November 11, 2021

GeekMom: Interview With Brain Chemistry Expert Loretta G. Breuning, PhD, on the Science of Social Media Addiction

Over two months ago, I said farewell to Facebook and slowly started to remove myself from the more addictive forms…

November 10, 2021

GeekMom: 2021 Ig Nobel Prize: Beards, Rhinos, and the Language of Cats

Things I never thought I would write in an article about #126: Apparently, beards are an evolutionary trait confirming the…

September 12, 2021

GeekMom: TOFT: Here Come the Bees

When I was a child, I was afraid of bees. I had gone on vacation with my grandparents to Trecco…

August 14, 2021

GeekMom: Leaf’d Box Subscription Boxes and Education Kits: Follow-Up, Almost Three Months In

Back in March, I wrote up the Leaf’d gardening subscription service. It’s a fantastic company that provides quality seeds and…

June 4, 2021

GeekMom: Leaf’d Box Subscription Boxes and Education Kits: Perfect Garden Starters for Families

Unlike many of you, my family didn’t take advantage of the opportunity to grow a garden during the past year…

March 30, 2021

GeekMom: Space Junk On the Rise: Cleaning Up Our Act

Space junk was not something Lottie Williams ever expected to make history for. One early January morning in 1997, she…

March 16, 2021

GeekMom: 7 Picture and Photo Essay Books to Teach History to Kids

History as a topic is a pretty big, all-encompassing one. We want our kids to learn about history—and more than…

January 14, 2021

GeekMom: 2 Visually Pleasing Science Books for All Ages

Exploring the Elements: A Complete Guide to the Periodic Table We are all made up of atoms, a combination of…

December 28, 2020

GeekMom: Hybrid Engine Issues? These Four Tips Can Save You Big Money

This post was sponsored by CarBrain. The most recognized hybrid car in the world is the Toyota Prius in all…

August 13, 2020

Mars Month: ‘Space 2069’ by David Whitehouse Book Review

Space 2069 Cover, Icon Books, Mars Image NASAThroughout July, GeekMom prepared for the launch of the Perseverance rover with Mars…

August 1, 2020

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…

November 23, 2017

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?

November 17, 2017

Have You Lost Yourself in a Google Map Lately?

You probably learned that you could explore places using Google Maps Street View years ago, but when's the last time…

November 3, 2017

If You Can Dance, You Can Code: Workshop Guide

When you dance, you perform steps in a particular way, the same way each time. The dance code you create…

October 26, 2017

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…

October 23, 2017

Purple Cow Crazy Scientist Lab – Science at the Ready

Quick and easy science experiments for ages 6 to 99.

October 9, 2017

Upstep Orthotics: Inexpensive Comfort.

Upstep takes away the pain and inconvenience ordering custom shoe inserts.

August 22, 2017

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…

August 19, 2017

Day One: My Digital Midori

Day One is like a digital Midori for those who love to journal.

August 18, 2017

Kickstarter for the Rocketbook Color Notebook: The Internet of Crayons

The Rocketbook Color Notebook, now on Kickstarter, addresses the two-fold problem: how do we give compulsive young artists a surface…

July 23, 2017

Adventures in Mermaid Hair

Dakster went mermaid hair for the summer and learned more about herself than she expected.

July 21, 2017

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,…

June 16, 2017

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