October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween, readers! What are you doing to celebrate this exciting annual event? Around here, our family doesn't actually do much Halloween celebrating, but I did decide to mark the occasion today by getting a flu shot! I know, I know. Really living it up here wit...

October 27, 2017

It’s going to be a weekend, again! What are you doing? Lots of Halloween options for the last weekend before Halloween occurs, in Boston, my hometown of Sharon, MA, and in Rhode Island.

In Boston, consider the Halloween pet parade (see link here: https://www.facebook.co...

October 25, 2017

Let’s talk about hurricanes, people, not because they are a fun thing to live through or talk about, but because this season there have been just SO MANY OF THEM, or at least that’s what it seems.

First question: Have there actually been more hurricanes this season comp...

October 20, 2017

Almost the weekend, again, readers? What are you up to this weekend? Looks like plenty of exciting events in the Boston area, including a singing competition at Faneuil Hall Marketplace: https://www.facebook.com/events/139279143343502/, where 40 A Cappella groups will...

October 17, 2017

Let’s talk about frying, readers. My lab group recently bought a deep-fryer, named, for reasons that I will not care to speculate on, the FryDaddy (available at fine retailers like Target and Amazon). And we bought this because fried food is delicious, and this is a gr...

October 13, 2017

Happy Friday the 13th, scientists and readers! In honor of Friday the 13th, we are running two exciting events tonight, one at a local Cub Scout troop where we are going to be freezing (and smashing) pumpkins, and making Jack o Lanterns puke out of their carved mouths...

October 11, 2017

Recently people have been asking me a lot of questions about cooking foods in plastic bags. Reasons for doing so may include the convenience factor, such as when you are camping or otherwise trying to prepare meals over a campfire, in which case cooking omelets in plas...

October 4, 2017

So last weekend we ran a birthday party where the specific request from the birthday guest was to “make things explode.” Luckily for him, we love the science of explosions! Our party activities included:

1. Making elephant toothpaste from hair bleach, soap, food colorin...

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