Tag Archives: research

A Meditation Journey

A Meditation Journey

Research shows meditation can help with stress, which when lowered, can help physical problems. But how to stop thinking of my next snack? Read More

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Fangasm: The Curious Case of The Supernatural Fangirl

Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls is the story of two university professors, Lynn S. Zubernis and Katherine Larsen who also happen to be devoted Supernatural fans. The book follows them as they attend multiple conventions across the US and Canada, indulging in their passion whilst researching the subject with the intention of writing a book on fandom. Read More

Tallest!

Tallest!

My son was researching wonders of the modern world for an essay. He decided that Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, should be a modern wonder, saying it would stand tallest for a long, long time. I asked him to back that last statement up. What buildings were in construction that could top it soon?

He started researching and we both had a great time exclaiming over the architecture, engineering, and incredible amount of money being spent all over the world to create enormous buildings. Read More

Pixar Week: Why Do We Love Pixar Films?

During these weeks leading up to the release of Brave, we GeekMoms have been happily discussing our favorite Pixar films, our favorite characters, and our favorite storylines. Also, we’ve been sharing memories of our first Pixar films and our first experiences with taking our kids to Pixar films on the big screen. At the end of Pixar week, we ask why we love Pixar so much. Read More

Be a Super Hero!

Founded in March of 2000, St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the largest volunteer driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research. Since they’ve started, over 216,00 volunteers, including 21,000 women, have shaved their heads to help raise over $126 million for childhood cancer research. Now they have teamed up with the super heroes at Marvel… Read More

Enter the RootsTech Developers Challenge!

The second annual RootsTech Developers Challenge will award $5,000 to the developer who creates the best ancestry research application using available APIs. The deadline to apply is December 17, 2011 January 1, 2012, so hurry! Once you apply, your entry must be submitted on or before January 15, 2012. The winning entry will be announced… Read More

Where I Go When I’m Asleep

Scientists at the University of Manchester in England have, for the first time, monitored the brain as it slips into unconsciousness. Through new imaging methods they have been watching as the human brain “talks” to itself in an ongoing study. It is hoped that this work will help in understanding stroke victims and others suffering… Read More

The Nerd State of Blissful Library Addiction

According to the United States of Shame chart, I live in the nerdiest state. I can relate to the first part of Wikipedia’s definition of nerd. “Nerd is a term that refers to a person who avidly pursues intellectual activities, technical or scientific endeavors, esoteric knowledge, or other obscure interests, rather than engaging in more social or conventional activities.” I… Read More

Genome Sequencing: There’ll Be an App for That

Ten years ago, in spring 2001,  I learned how to administer intravenous antibiotics. My younger son, a toddler at the time, was recovering from a protracted infection and emergency surgery. We’d spent two of the previous four months as residents in different hospitals already, but he still needed six more weeks of  IV antibiotics. If… Read More