Archive for November, 2013
This Thursday is not only Thanksgiving, but for our friends who are Jewish, it’s also the first full day and the second evening of Hanukkah. The meeting of these two holidays is being called Thanksgivukkah. How rare is it for these two holidays to meet this way? Well, it’s not going to happen for another 76-80,000 years or [...]
Perihelion – the point in the orbit of a planet, comet, or asteroid at which it is closest to the sun Perihelion is the opposite end of aphelion, which is when the orbit of an object is farthest from the sun.
Fewer than 3 in 10 graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are women. And barely 1 in 10 actual engineers are women. Early in a girl’s life, the toys marketed to her are usually things that don’t encourage her to enter those fields. In a world where men largely outnumber women in science, technology, [...]