How to get kids interested in astronomy
By: James Johnson
How to get kids interested in astronomy can be an interesting question, but it really isn't difficult. Like with any subject for people of any age, it needs to be presented in a fun and exciting fashion; one that stimulates the imagination or stirs the...
Explaining the uses of the periodic table in chemistry
By: Alexius Tan
I first encountered the periodic table when I was a 7th grader. I was taught that the periodic table is a systematic arrangement of elements that exist (or discovered and recorded) on planet Earth. There are generally 3 kinds of information found in a cell...
Why Pluto is not a planet anymore
By: D. Vogt
According to the International Astronomical Union, Pluto is a "dwarf planet": a large object that orbits the Sun, is large enough to be forced into a sphere by its own gravity, and has cleared its orbit of asteroids and meteors. The category of dwarf planet...
Where UFOs come from
By: Wayne Leon Learmond
The question remains that if we know that at least 5 per cent of flying objects remain 'unidentified' {that is to say, of unknown origin}, then from where do these objects come? To answer this question means us looking at the whole concept of space...
By: Alan Parker
During their middle school years in chemistry class, most children are soaking up knowledge like sponge. Unfortunately, this process is often painful for many of the students involved as they see class as something that is boring and a waste of their time. Luckily you...
The planet that orbits slowly but spins fast
By: D. Vogt
Any basic study of the solar system eventually finds an apparent paradox: very large planets spin faster than very small ones. Venus has a stunning 243-day-long rotation (it takes 243 days on Earth for just one day to pass on Venus), whereas Jupiter, by far...
By: D. Vogt
Although the search for extrasolar planets (planets orbiting other stars) has yielded many scientific curiosities in the form of so-called "hot Jupiters" and super-Earths, the ultimate goal of this research is to find Earth-like planets: rocky planets that are small enough, and close enough to...
Green chemistry: Plastics
By: Sarah Goodbrand
A corn plastic, more scientifically known as Poly lactic Acid (PLA), is biodegradable polyester made mainly from the renewable resource corn starch (Royte, 2006). Corn plastic is an eco friendly plastic which can replace the non-recyclable PET plastic which is made from the non-renewable resource...
The future of astronomy
By: Rachel Johnson
The impending cuts in scientific funding have left some of us speechless. Others of us are just simply appalled. Scientists have give the best of their years over to advancing human quality of life as well as quantity. How the United States government intends...
The history of the atomic bomb
By: D. Vogt
The history of the atomic bomb has essentially occurred in the three stages: the early theoretical research into atomic weapons, leading to the development of the first "A-bombs" in 1945 and their subsequent imitation by the Soviet Union; the development of the hydrogen bomb or...

 

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