Archive for March, 2016



The Science of Colors!

A few centuries ago we did not have paint swatches at hardware stores, Pantone color books, or computer programs with unlimited color schemes. All there was was the colors that already existed in nature. Mineral deposits in foreign countries wielded vibrant blues and other colors. Edward Forbes, a Harvard historian, has collected 2,500 different specimens of […]

Climate Change, Coral Bleaching and Arctic Ice Melting

The topic of climate change is not a new issue, but it is a very important one to discuss.  Recently in the news, we’ve heard that February 2016 was the warmest month recorded to date. Along with these warm temperatures, we’ve seen recent reports about arctic ice melting. Just last week, BusinessInsider.com put out an […]

New Climate Change Non-Profit Could Change Asheville’s Future Economy

There’s a new non-profit in town!  The Collider, a non-profit seeking to combine business and science on the topic of climate change, launched in the Wells Fargo Building on Friday, March 11, 2016 in Asheville.  NASA released a statement saying that February 2016 has been the “Most Abnormally Warm Month Ever Recorded”. With that news […]

Youth Staff Training on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas

Why It’s Best to Watch A Total Solar Eclipse from 39,000 FT!

Joe Rao, an associate astronomer at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium in New York, discovered that an Alaska Airlines flight traveling from Anchorage to Honolulu would be passing directly through the path of last night’s total solar eclipse. After months of emailing back and forth with Alaska Airlines to get the flight pushed back by 25 […]

Update: Turkey Promotes Science to 40,000 Students

Recently the Master Franchise of High Touch High Tech in Turkey, Eglenceli Bilim, began working on a project with major non-governmental organization, TEGV, focusing on science education for children in Turkey. The project will last 3-5 years to promote math and science skills of 40,000 children in Turkey. It’s been a few months since Eglenceli Bilim and TEGV started […]

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!

Wishing Dr. Seuss a very Happy Birthday today!  Theodore Seuss Geisel was famous for his work in children’s literature, most notably for The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and many others.  Quite possibly Dr. Seuss’ most influential book was The Lorax. It quickly became an icon for […]