January 25, 2018

We’re heading to a chess tournament this weekend, scientists, and then our family is on our way to an extended trip in another country for my sabbatical journey! Do not worry, though, readers, I will be back, and in the meantime, co-party facilitators Ben, Dana, and ot...

January 18, 2018

Another weekend coming up, scientists! Still January, still cold (albeit a little less frigid). What are you doing? How about some ice skating or snow tubing? Confessions: I have not yet taken my children ice skating, mostly because I am so bad at ice skating and the s...

January 16, 2018

OK who is sticking to their New Year’s Resolutions still? Anyone? For real, the whole idea of resolutions is admirable, but it turns out that most people do not actually stick with their resolutions for more than a few weeks. One of my resolutions was to try to do Yoga...

January 10, 2018

If you are like many New Englanders, and many people in other parts of the country, you could be just coming out of a cold spell. Today I want to talk about some of the science behind phenomena that you may be seeing because of the extreme cold:

1. Pipes Freezing and/or...

January 4, 2018

WHY. IS. IT. STILL. SO. COLD. For real, New England readers, what is up with all of this cold? Well if you are like some famous people, you may be using the cold to decide that global warming is all a hoax (check out reports of that infamous tweet: https://www.cnbc.com...

January 2, 2018

Happy 2018, writers! I hope everyone had a fun, enjoyable, and safe New Year’s celebration, doing whatever it is you most enjoy doing. For our family, it meant leaving the scientists-in-training with a babysitter for a very rare date night/ New Year’s Eve party, which...

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