Category Archives: Experiments

Bubble Science: Making the Most of Your Suds

Bubble Science: Making the Most of Your Suds

Whip up a batch of homemade bubble solution and start blowing! Read More

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains The Origins Of Atomic Elements

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains The Origins Of Atomic Elements

In our favorite astrophysicist’s latest installment on AOL On’s “School of Thought” series, Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses a little-known-about paper written in the 1950s, titled “Synthesis of the Elements in Stars” and published in several scholarly journals such as Reviews of Modern Physics. This paper discussed the formation of the fundamental elements on earth, those that are taught to us in the periodic table of the elements. Read More

Hawaii’s Thirty Meter Telescope Gets Go-Ahead

Hawaii’s Thirty Meter Telescope Gets Go-Ahead

Scientists, astronomers, and amateur stargazers are all abuzz – the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources granted a permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project to be built atop Mauna Kea. The TMT promises to let us explore the galaxy’s origins, allow the analysis of black holes, and explore the formation of planets and stars. Read More

Join The International Space Apps Challenge Hackathon

Join The International Space Apps Challenge Hackathon

If you ever wished you could be a part of space exploration, then you’ll want to free up your weekend on April 20th. The International Space Apps Challenge is an global 2-day hackathon where you can collaborate towards solving any of the 50 proposed challenges. Challenges vary greatly and anyone, not just programmers, are welcome to contribute. Read More

Geeky States of America: Ashfall Fossil Beds & Fossil Vacations, Royal, Nebraska

Geeky States of America: Ashfall Fossil Beds & Fossil Vacations, Royal, Nebraska

The Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park isn’t necessarily near anything. We endured a 360-mile round trip in one day — six hours worth of driving to and from our then-home in Bellevue, Nebraska — for about two hours of exploration in a very rural part of northeastern Nebraska. Read More

Chew on This: Is Big Biz influencing dietitians? – San Antonio Express-News

Chew on This: Is Big Biz influencing dietitians? – San Antonio Express-News

A group of registered dietitians has taken to Facebook to protest their professional organization’s more and more intimate relationships with “Big Food”. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics often counts on funding from ConAgra, Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s and other large corporations for its conferences and training. Read More