The Other Mole Day!

The Other Mole This Wednesday was Mole day, a chemistry holiday that celebrates the scientific mole. Today, however, we are celebrating the another type of mole! Moles are small mammals that have adapted to digging and living underground. They have round bodies, soft fur, and hard to detect eyes and ears. Moles are known for …

NASA Unveils New Spacesuits!

The Unveiling On Tuesday October 15th, NASA unveiled the space suit prototypes that will eventually be worn by the first woman on the moon. The Artemis program, named after the Greek goddess of the moon, will send the first woman and next man to the moon by 2024. The Goal According to Nasa chief Jim …

Train Your Brain Day!

October 13th is Train Your Brain Day! Although there are some questions about the legitimacy of brain training games, there are lots of other ways to sharpen your cognitive abilities! Cognitive abilities are any conscious intellectual activity. The idea behind brain training is that just like physical exercise is important for physical health, mental exercise …

Venus Fly Traps

Venus Fly Traps Venus Fly Traps, or Dionaea Muscipula, are a carnivorous plant found in the subtropical wetlands of the United States. While these plants absorb nutrients from the soil and air, their main source of nutrients are insects and arachnids. Venus Fly Trap plants are widely known for trapping their prey inside their spiky …

Today in Physics History

September 27th, 1905 On this date in 1905, German physics journal Annalen der Physik published what would become one of the world’s most famous mathematical equations. This issue of the journal included Albert Einstein’s paper “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”. Within this paper was the equation . While most …

Notable Neptune

Monday September 23 will be the 173 anniversary of the discovery of planet Neptune! It is the only planet found by mathematical predictions and not Empirical Observation. Empirical Observation happens when a discovery is made by observation or experience. This means that astronomers could not initially see Neptune. Instead, French astronomer Alexis Bouvard noticed a …

Goldfish (Not The Popular Snack Food)

Everyone is familiar with goldfish. Most of us have had them in our classrooms, offices, or even homes. They’ve even inspired one of America’s favorite snacks, but how much do you really know about them? Actually, there are a lot of misconceptions about goldfish. For example, they do not have a three second memory; it’s …