Gut-what? How to Tell Dew from Guttation

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When the excess rain saturates the ground, plant life will adapt accordingly. One of the ways some plants will adapt to the excess available moisture is through a process known as guttation.

Happy Birthday, Stephen Hawking!

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I just wanted to take a moment to wish Stephen Hawking, one of the people who inspired me to study physics and astronomy, a very happy birthday!

Beautiful Dendrites: Snowflake Science

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If you’re dealing with this current Arctic cold blast in the upper Midwest, GeekMom Patricia will tell you about the gorgeous snowflakes can form in these temperatures.

GeekMom Mel Chats With Kyle Hill, Science Editor of Nerdist

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I don’t know about you, but there is nothing I love more than to read about science that’s presented in an entertaining and digestible way, especially when it pertains to topics I geek out about anyway, like comics and video games.

Science Literacy: Statistics Shmatistics

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Reading GeekMom will make your day 39% happier, your children 50% smarter, and the world 100% better. Hmm…maybe learning about statistics would help.

Space Opportunities and News

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Student unmanned aircraft competitions, opportunities to launch payloads on NASA rockets, a space anniversary, and more.

Hobby or Career?

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Trying to foster interests into possible career options for my high school son, but exploring astronomy turned out to be more of a hobby. Better to find out now?