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10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

The long-awaited sequel to Marvel’s most oddball film has finally arrived, opening May 5 in the US, and it lives up to the promise of the first. Visually spectacular, action-packed, with a surprisingly resonant emotional core, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 fleshes out the eclectic crew and their relationships, brings in new characters, and provides a big chunk of Oedipal drama to think about on the way home. Read More

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Taking Mentos and Coke Zero up a Notch

Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz of Maine have done it again. After captivating the internet five years ago with colorful displays created from Diet Coke and Mentos, they have since kicked it up a notch. Using 54 bottles of Coke Zero and 324 pieces of Mentos they have created a single-passenger rocket car. After a previous attempt… Read More

Geek Celebrates with Eight Experiments for Hanukkah

Our family celebrates the holidays with science! For each night of Hanukkah, we do a different experiment. This year, we used two fabulous books for inspiration: The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science: 64 Daring Experiments for Young Scientists and The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science: 50 Experiments for Daring Young Scientists. The experiments we picked… Read More

10 Space Jobs From the Near Future

The United States’ government-run manned spaceflight program was given a one-two punch in the last year. In August 2009, the Augustine Commission (appointed by the Obama administration) recommended that NASA look to commercial space operators to take on the burden … Read More