Neptune’s Moons
Jan19

Neptune’s Moons

Reproduced with permission from the neOnbubble Know You Some Science series of student learning guides. What is Neptune? Neptune is the outermost planet in our solar system. Pluto used to sometimes be the outermost planet (its orbit and that of Neptune crossed over occasionally) but it was relegated from the list of planets after going into administration during the recession of the early 21st century. Neptune is a gas giant world...

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The Surface Of Mars
Jan13

The Surface Of Mars

Mars, home of Smash-loving robots and warlike creatures susceptible to coughs and the music of Slim Whitman, also known as the red planet. Because it’s red. Just a lot of red dust and rocks and mountains under a sorta pale-reddish sky. A handful of Rovers from Earth here and there, a little bit of ice on the caps, but mostly red, right? Not so right. Get your inquisitive, helpful self along to Planet Four and you’ll get...

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Previously, In Science
Oct20

Previously, In Science

A round up of recent science news stories and my take on them. Let’s start with this article from the BBC: Big Bang: Is there room for God? Perhaps a padded one so he doesn’t hurt himself. Otherwise, I’m going to go with no on this story. The general gist, though, is that some physicists, theologians, and philosophers got together to talk about what happened before the Big Bang. This is never going to be a productive...

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Honey, Superbugs, and Bullshit
Aug19

Honey, Superbugs, and Bullshit

Just the other day I saw someone post a link to a site called RiseEarth and to an article in particular titled Mysterious Honey Discovered That Kills All Bacteria Scientists Throw At It. Being someone with something of a scientific mind this attracted my attention immediately; a natural ingredient, I thought, that can kill all known bacteria. Could it be? Or even bee? Yes, I think puns in my head. But, even as I thought those three...

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Previously, In Science
Aug12

Previously, In Science

Okay, this is another attempt by me to force my hand at updating the site regularly without relying solely on posts automatically coming in from Google+ as everyone likes variety. Well, I like variety anyway and I’m the one who really counts here. So, a frequent (let’s not pretend it’s going to be regular because I think we all know me well enough by now to know that’s not going to happen) update about recent...

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What Are Volcanoes?
Feb11

What Are Volcanoes?

Reproduced with permission from the neOnbubble Know You Some Science series of student learning guides. What Are Volcanoes? A volcano is a special type of mountain so to understand what a volcano is we must first determine what a mountain is. What Is A Mountain? Some scientists believe that these can be made out of molehills but those sandwiches in the fridge were clearly marked as mine and I don’t think it’s unreasonable...

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