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Monthly Archives: January, 2013

What the Neanderthal Misunderstanding Teaches Us About Reading Science News

Mom always told us, “Believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear.” And she never even surfed the Internet. Last week, many news outlets reported that … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Chase the Winter Blues Away with Green, Red, Yellow and Orange: 5 Winter Foods to Help

Everyone knows that eating fruits and vegetables is good for you, but new studies show eating enough of them may actually improve your mood, and the same is true for … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Happy Birthday to Roy Chapman Andrews, a real-life Indiana Jones

Roy Chapman Andrews would have been 129 years old today, and we remember him because he made discoveries and wrote books that continue to inspire an interest in and love … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Giant Squid Spotted! You Can Spot Sea Life Yourself on Zooniverse

The big news this week is the announced sighting of a giant squid. This legendary creature, never before seen or photographed alive, was finally caught on camera last summer. The 30 … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cold Snap: Cool Facts About Ice and Dry Ice

by Penny Noyce All over the U.S. the weather is serving up sub-zero weather, so let’s talk about ice. Here are ten fascinating facts: 1)  Regular ice is frozen water.  … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mixed Messages on Cheating: Aaron Swartz and Lance Armstrong

Much of America has been riveted this past week to two stories: the tragic suicide of computer genius Aaron Swartz who was accused of hacking into MIT’s computer database of … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Be a Master of the Zooniverse: Snapshot Serengeti

Zooniverse is a spectrum of websites that allow thousand of users to participate in hands on research literally all over the universe – from Hubble Telescope images to the depths … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · 2 Comments