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Frisbee meets fluid: Skipping stones takes spin and skill

Letting the frogs out, baking pancakes, and making rabbit leaps – whatever you call it, the universal and simple game of skipping stones is science made tangible and fun.

May 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

So Long, SONGS?

How do you scrap an entire nuclear power plant?  Step One: auction off the stuff that’s not glowing. Then what? By Rebecca Widiss Last week, the ill-fated San Onofre Nuclear Generating … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Tale of Two Meetings

Now that the Internet exists, why do we still go to meetings? Is a more general conference better or worse than a specific one?   by Kerstin Nordstrom About two … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Moon, Shadow, and Science at 30,000 Feet

An online discussion serves up optics and illusions, as scientists debate a “mysterious light spot seen from the air.”      by Amanda Alvarez              … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Biophilia or Bust

Biophilia is the notion that human beings seek a connection with nature and that this connection impacts our health and well-being. Science doesn’t really know, but are our experiences enough? … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 3 Comments