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You’re Getting Warmer

Welcome to summer! With Memorial Day just around the corner, let’s delve into some hot, warm, and cold topics. by Kerstin Nordstrom Hot: Grilling! It’s the season for fire in … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 · 3 Comments

Can you explain your research in one sentence?

Summarizing research so that it can be understood by an audience of non-experts is a lot harder than it looks. Why not practice your elevator speech now? by Ian C. Campbell … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

Little Plastic Catastrophe

What squishy products do you use every day? You may have thought about their chemical impact on the environment, but have you thought about their physical impact?  by Kerstin Nordstrom … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

Lab Safety: Who Is Responsible When Accidents Happen?

Today, we understand many of the dangers of laboratory research–but fatal accidents still happen in labs across the country. An upcoming court ruling could ultimately decide who is to blame. … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · 1 Comment