Archive for the ‘Hot Topics: Science in the News’ Category



Think About it Thursday-Hurricanes!

What is a Hurricane? A hurricane is a huge tropical storm! It can be hundreds of miles across and have strong winds spiraling inward and upward at speeds of 75 to 200 mph. Recent Category 5 hurricanes include 2005-Katrina (175 mph), 2005-Rita (180 mph), 2005-Wilma (185 mph), 2007-Dean (175 mph), 2007-Felix (175 mph), 2017-Maria (175 mph), […]

What important invention happened on May 23, 1785 and by Whom?

Answer:   The invention of the Bifocals was announced on May 23, 1785 by Benjamin Franklin!     To learn more about Benjamin Franklin and his bifocals, check out this article!   http://www.antiquespectacles.com/topics/franklin/franklin.htm  

RIP Stephen Hawking… You will be missed!

    World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.       Stephen Hawking was born 8 January 1942 in Oxford, England and at the age of 22 was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and given two years to live. The disease left him to live in a wheelchair and […]

Black History Month

  Black History Month is observed in February and the reason that we have Black History Month is so that we can remember the important contributions and achievements that African American’s have brought throughout this Nations history. One person that thought should be honored this month is Mae Jemison. She was the first African American to […]

Giant Antarctica Iceberg Breaks Away

In a recent post by CNN, a massive iceberg weighing more than one trillion tons has broken away from western Antarctica on Wednesday, July 12 2017. The break happened on the Larsen C ice shelf. Experts confirmed via satellite that the shelf had broken away.  Scientists believe the iceberg has a volume twice that of Lake […]

The Great American Eclipse is Coming!

On August 21, 2017, millions of of American’s will see one of nature’s most wondrous spectacles, a total eclipse of the Sun. A total solar eclipse is when the Moon completely blocks the Sun. During a solar eclipse the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun. This […]

What’s the Science Behind the Fidget Spinner?

Fidget Spinner – Image Source: Pixabay.com You may remember your mom asking you to stop fidgeting when you were growing up. Perhaps, fidgeting is actually better for you then previously thought! Read below to find out why! As of May 2017 there is a new toy on the market…known as the fidget spinner. This toy […]

New Technology Being Implemented by Delta Airlines

Recently, news came out stating that Delta Airlines was investing in a facial-recognition system that could make checking your bag at the airport twice as fast. Testing of the software is going to begin this summer at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. So how will this new technology work? Passengers will need to have a passport in order […]

Cassini spacecraft is ready for its grand finale!!!

The Cassini Spacecraft is about to fly through the undiscovered space between Saturn’s rings and the planet. For the first time in history Cassini will be taking pictures and collecting data about Saturn’s interior, its mysterious storms, the age of its rings and the length of its day. Cassini launched into space on October 15th, 1997, entered […]

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

  You know how the saying goes, April showers bring….May flowers! But does rain in April really bring flowers to May? Well let’s find out!  Perennials are a type of flower that die off in the fall but will bloom again each Spring. Some perennials, especially in warmer areas, might actually start blooming in March […]