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Friday, March 30, 2012

How many different brains were involved in making it possible for you to read this blog entry? Whew! That's a tall order to even look into! Think about all the amazing things the human brain has done, yet it's a pretty small organ. The brain takes up about 2% of your body mass, that...
Topics Covered: the body human

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Gas prices are on the rise again...  The world's supply of fossil fuel is limited and will eventually be exhausted.  Production is becoming more difficult and more expensive.  Many Americans are turning to renewable energy.  What exactly is renewable...

Friday, March 23, 2012

Did you have any coffee today? A lot of people did. The United States moves about 400 million cups of coffee every day! Everything from intricate gourmet coffee to the basic cup of plain coffee. Even the basic cup of coffee is still very complex, holding over 1500 chemicals! The most familiar is...
Topics Covered: Cofee, caffeine

Thursday, March 8, 2012

We're ready to get a little irrational about Pi in hopes to make your knowledge of this tasty number a bit more well rounded. π = Pi So, what is Pi? Well, for starters Pi is an irrational number in that it cannot be expressed as a ratio of integers. Pi is an infinite number...
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Friday, March 2, 2012

The word "nerd" is a fairly recent addition to the English language and is now quite common in everyday speech. When and where was the first recorded usage of the word? (Hint:  Today is Dr. Seuss's birthday...) Answer:  Dr. Seuss holds the honor of...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Simple answer, yes! The human body does some pretty exceptional work, but in order for it to function at optimal capacity it needs to be properly hydrated. Water is essential for all life and it's no wonder that our bodies need it for both physical and mental functions. Water helps...
Topics Covered: water, the body human

Friday, February 24, 2012

  What's going on in February this year? Why is the month of March one whole day further back than I'm used to?? Well, for the answer to that we'll have to turn to our old friend, Math! The Earth's orbit around the sun is 365 days, kinda. Though we count it as 365...
Topics Covered: Leap Day

Saturday, February 18, 2012

What is it?  The Great Backyard Bird Count engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds over a 4-day period.  This annual bird population survey creates a real-time snapshot of bird populations throughout the US and Canada and helps researchers better understand...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

So, how long is a light year...short answer: Long!!! long answer: about 5.9 trillion miles!!! That's how quickly light can traverse across space. So if you wanted to walk the distance of a light year you would need to be marching on your feet for about 168 million years!! For you to arrive at...
Topics Covered: Light Years

Thursday, February 9, 2012

So, we sure do celebrate loyalty, companionship, and romance on Valentine's Day. We're not the only species that shares similar sentiments. Did you know some animals also mate for life? Wolves and Termites are just two of the many animals that mate for life! Its good to know that there...
Topics Covered: Animals, Holidays

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