Biology Thought Of The Day: The T-Word

How many times on that 3rd or 4th Thursday of November, the loosened belt and a cozy spot on the couch turns into an afternoon of catching z’s instead of catching the football game.  Inevitably, you’ll hear the term “turkey tryptophan” as the culprit. Amino acids are essential building blocks in the human body.  In […]

Astronomy Thought Of The Day: Philae

Space, and space related things generally can make some pretty big headlines.  Whether it be Hubble, the Curiosity landing on Mars, or Space Oddity Chris Hadfield serenading us from aboard the ISS, the milestones in exploration history act as nice distraction from the typical news stories of any given day.  What may be even more […]

Chemistry Thought Of The Day: Holiday Fun – Dry Ice

DIY:  Creepy Fog TOOLS: CO2 fire extinguisher or CO2 canister from a bottling plant (beer / soda distributor) NOTE:  CO2 Fire Extinguishers are explicitly marked.  If it doesn’t say CO2, it won’t work Mesh Cloth (not a solid bag as you need to let the gas escape) Heavy Gloves Tape (optional) PROCEDURE: Put on gloves […]