Saturday, December 10, 2011

Water Inside Europa?

Snow and ice are settling in for much of the Earth's northern hemisphere, but Europa (one of Jupiter's 63 moons) takes winter up a notch. Bright and icy like a shiny holiday ornament in the dark of space, scientists believe that miles under it's surface, Europa probably has huge reservoirs of liquid water. Check it out!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Mars Science Laboratory

The launch of the Mars Science Laboratory was one of the best ever as far as precision. They planned the trajectory so well that it turned out the 15 day post launch course correction will not be needed. Get the full NASA details here! Go Science!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cooking Science

After enjoying the biggest cooking day in America and a Thanksgiving feast, I thought about the science of cooking. How do all those flavors blend just right? Well apparently, biochemist and food author, Shirley O. Corriher has been thinking about it a lot longer. She has been explaining the hows and whys of successful cooking for years. She has conferred with everyone from Julia Child to Pillsbury and written articles in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Go Science!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Periodic Table Gets 3 New Elements

On November 4, 2011 the Periodic Table officially announced 3 new named elements. Elements 110, 111 and 112 have been named darmstadtium (Ds), roentgenium (Rg) and copernicium (Cn). [It's about time Copernicus got more applause.] Check it out here.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

I just finished reading and reviewing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in my bookclub. Not as much science as I would have liked, but the history of cell culture, vaccine development, cancer research, and patient information/rights was thought provoking. Culture change and public science education in the past 60 years was deeply intertwined with one family's history and growth. Interesting!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Blogging technolgy & me

Well eventually I will get the blogging technology down. In the mean time, check out the fun activities at the NASA Kids Club.

Go Science!

Monday, October 24, 2011

NOVA Science Now

NOVA is sponsoring themed science cafe materials. Looks for cool physics topics coming soon to a cafe near you.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Periodic Table of Videos

Have you seen the Periodic Table of Videos created by some folks at the University of Nottingham? Each element has a brief video about it. Of the videos I watched. I liked potassium (K) and tungsten (W). Off to see more now...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Getting Started

If you know me, you know I am "All Science, All the Time!" And blogging! What a great way to share cutting edge science! Got science/technology news? Let's here from you. 

For lots of great science, check out my Cool Science Links page,

Talk to you soon!