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Audiobook Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells–taken without her knowledge in 1951–became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more.

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Storms of my Grandchildren by James Hansen - A story of a bet instead of a review.

“My role is that of a witness, not a preacher”, says Dr James Hansen, one the world’s leading scientist on climate issues. A witness, as defined by the writer Robert Pool, is “someone who believes he has information so important that he cannot keep silent.” 930 more words


Book review: Tree of Wonder: The Many Marvelous Lives of a Rainforest Tree, Kate Messner, illustrated by Simona Mulazzani

Messner, Kate. Tree of Wonder: The Many Marvelous Lives of a Rainforest Tree. Illustrated by Simona Mulazzani. Chronicle Books, 2015.$16.99. ISBN 9781452112480. Unpaged. Ages 5-8. 119 more words

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The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World

More than 190 world leaders and representatives gathered this week in Paris to address the issue of climate change and to re-affirm their commitment to tackle climate change. 752 more words


Understanding Science: activities and worksheets

Some pupils can find it difficult to grasp the concepts in the primary Science Programmes of Study. They want answers to questions such as: Why is the sky blue? 248 more words

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Minimester Musings: Writing and Illustrating Science Books for Children

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I’ve become quite intrigued by the idea of the minimester recently.  It’s a fascinating idea and I can’t help but think about minimester classes I’d like to offer.  364 more words


Smashing Physics, Jon Butterworth

This is an amazing book on the journey leading up to the discovery of the Higgs boson. I have always been fascinated by Physics and have eagerly followed (or tried to, with my limited understanding!) the developments in particle physics theories and the experimental results. 396 more words