science

Mars Month: Build Your Own Cardboard Telescope Kit

20Build Your Own Cardboard Telescope, Box Image Build Your Own Kits, Mars Image NASAThroughout July, GeekMom is preparing for the…

July 20, 2020

Mars Month: Build a Rover with Remote Control Machines: Space Explorers

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July 15, 2020

Disney Springs and COVID-19: Is The Magic Still There?

Disney Springs Entrance Image: Pixabay used under creative commons Over the holiday weekend, I did what I rarely ever do…I…

May 27, 2020

Mercury and Its Magnetic Field: More Than Meets the Eye

Image: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington There is more to Mercury than meets the eye, and…

May 10, 2020

Viruses as Weapons? Caltech Biologist Doesn’t Think So

Viruses are at the top of most of our minds lately, for good reason. This Coronavirus/COVID-19 stuff is scary. Not…

March 18, 2020

The Scientific Method: It’s Not Just for High School!

Image: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute If you follow astronomy or planetary science news, chances are you’ve seen images of the plumes…

February 25, 2020

Finding a Therapist Can Be Harder Than Admitting You Need One

Image credit: Free-Photos. Image used and altered under Pixabay License. If admitting you need a therapist is the first battle,…

February 2, 2020

The Secret Social Media Experiment Part 2

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December 2, 2019

A Shortcut to Mushrooms

Reading Time: 4 minutes There is something wonderful about diving into a new world for the first time. Whether you…

September 24, 2019

Apollo Month Recap: Happy 50th Anniversary Apollo 11

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July 20, 2019

Apollo 50th: Sharing our Memories of the Space Program

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July 20, 2019

Apollo 50th: My Family’s Saturn V Obsession

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Saturn V rocket at Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX. I had to use my iPhone 8’s…

July 11, 2019

Word Wednesday: ‘Science Is Magic’

'Science is Magic.' An excellent hands-on guide for teaching your children magic tricks and the science behind them.

March 20, 2019

A Newbie in the 3D Printing World

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March 7, 2019

OMPlex Passive Silica Chips: Upgrade the Network, Not the Building

Reading Time: 2 minutesImage from Modular Photonics Imagine the benefits of your internet download rate operating at 10 gigabytes per…

February 21, 2019

5 Cybersecurity Lessons I Learned From ‘Hamilton: The Musical’

Reading Time: 6 minutes The other day, I was skimming my LinkedIn and came across a post about how changing…

December 21, 2018

NASA: So Not a Waste of Space—A Guest Post by YA Author Shelley Sackier

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech This is a guest post by Shelley Sackier. See the bottom of this…

December 20, 2018

12 Days of Geminids and a Christmas Comet

Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you looking for ways to make your Holiday Season … out of this world? The…

December 13, 2018

Your Favorite Weird Folk Remedies That Actually Work

Reading Time: 4 minutesGo-to mosquito bite remedies. Photo by author. I have just returned from a camping trip, which means,…

August 8, 2018

Back-to-School Guide: Keeping Them Engaged After School!

Reading Time: 4 minutesKits for Kids After School Image: Dakster Sullivan Back to school season is upon us and what…

August 7, 2018

Social Media Outrage: We Need A Cure

  Empty outrage. Image: Pixabay Whenever a celebrity death happens, the cause of death spurs outrage, anger, and sadness. It…

June 8, 2018

The Building Block(chain)s of Cryptocurrency

Reading Time: 5 minutes Part 1: Blockchain Basics Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Cryptocurrency. Chances are you’ve heard one or all of…

April 24, 2018

Obituary: A Brief History of Stephen Hawking

Reading Time: 4 minutes “A well-known scientist once gave a public lecture on astronomy…” These are the opening words to…

March 14, 2018

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Reading Time: 6 minutes Requesting representation in fiction focuses on visible marginalized groups in many ways, yet today, I’m going…

February 11, 2018

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Reading Time: 6 minutes Requesting representation in fiction focuses on visible marginalized groups in many ways, yet today, I’m going…

February 11, 2018

New Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease: Would You Want To Know?

Reading Time: 3 minutesImage courtesy of Marvel Studios “Captain America: Winter Soldier” The past week has renewed discussion about Alzheimer’s…

February 5, 2018

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.

May 21, 2017

Go Back in Time With the Brinno TLC 200 Pro Time Lapse Camera

Time-lapse photography on a budget with Brinno.

April 19, 2017

‘Smore’: A New Science Magazine for Girls

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

April 16, 2017

Have a Blast This Spring With ‘100 Backyard Activities’

Delight your children and encourage an early love of nature and science with this brand-new book, '100 Backyard Activities' by…

March 31, 2017

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