Archive for January, 2013



February E-News: Dive into Chocolate Coated Science!

Who says the kids at MIT only learn about quarks, electrons, and semiconductors? Turns out that for the past 6 years, a popular club at the prestigious school has celebrated the science of chocolate! In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, Valentine’s Day, we’re taking a walk on the sweet-side of science to find some [...]

February E-News: We’ve Got the Beat – Celebrate National Heart Month!

February is the month of love, and we see the signs of that everywhere. Heart shapes line supermarket aisles, decorate television ads and fill candy boxes throughout the month. So it’s no surprise that the American Heart Association has named February the American Heart Month. Matters of the heart have baffled humans since the dawn of [...]

January E-News: 2012 – A Year of Scientific Wonder!

How and why did the universe come into being?  What underlying forces shaped the universe as we know it today? These are the questions that have made Professor Stephen Hawking a scientific legend. His life’s work has transformed much of yesteryear’s science fiction into science fact, and presented his findings to the general public in a simple, [...]

January E-News: Real Science that Rocks your World!

Rocks are one of the many things in life that are easily taken for granted—cursing when we hit them with the garden hoe or taking advantage of them to drive in tent pegs on summer camping trips. They are so common and familiar that they are almost invisible to us as we go about our [...]

Happy Birthday Sir Isaac Newton!

It’s Isaac Newton’s birthday. At least, it’s the anniversary of his birth – January 4, 1643, according the the Gregorian calendar. If you’re a purist, you might have already marked the anniversary of his birth, on December 25th. As according to the Julian calendar, in use in England, at the time of his birth, the [...]