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What Happens When You Expose a Peep to a Vacuum?

What would happen if you took a sugary-delicious peep marshmallow candy and put it into a vacuum?

Lucky for us, just in time for Easter, we have a chance to answer this question, thanks to this expiriment at the Texas A&M University Physics and Engineering Festival.


Weather Art: Painting With Rain

Spring is a great time to incorporate weather-based lessons and activities. This was a neat art/science experiment to see the effects of rain on art. I call it  373 more words

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Researcher's Isolate Protein "Trigger" for Parkinson's Disease

John Hopkins Institute of Cell Engineering has published research indicating a specific protein may act as cellular “trigger” for Parkinson’s Disease.  The protein, named s15, causes a common type of Parkinson’s in human and fruit fly neurons.  141 more words

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A Time of Change

On Good Friday last year I wrote a letter to my president, his Excellency Michael D Higgins, inviting him to sign the World Peace Treaty. I published it along with the reply from the Secretary General to the President here online. 314 more words


Hit Me Over The Head

 Jason Padgett, 31, college drop-out from Tacoma, WA, drove red Camaro, partied his heart out, was otherwise “normal” and, before September 13, 2002, looked like this: 476 more words


Problems counting

Last week I rambled on about how there is no science of problems.  Is there?  Did anyone contradict me?  What do you think?

So, what the heck.   325 more words


Science Snapshot: Earth Day Pledge

This year to help mark Earth Day I developed a simple activity to encourage museum visitors to pledge to protect the planet. While Earth Day itself is Tuesday, April 22, I went ahead and facilitated this activity this past Saturday, in an effort to reach a wider demographic beyond our scheduled school field trips this next week. 271 more words