Monthly Archives: October 2012

On this Mole Day, we’re talking about how science works

Today, October 23, is Mole Day, named after the unit of measure, the mol (yup, pronounced “mole,” and also known as Avogadro’s number). That unit is 6.02 x 1023, so those of us who think this is cool “celebrate” from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm on 10/23. I myself am baking molasses cookies to share […]

A new science blog is born

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a day to raise the profile of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). It seems like a fitting day to launch a new science blog, founded by a woman who is interested in expanding the number/diversity of scientists and science role models. That woman is me, by the […]

Are we going to lose all of our phytoplankton and die?

Today we’re talking about a project in which scientists are studying how things that live in the ocean are affected by what people do on land. News source: Bangor Daily News, “Maine study finds potentially disastrous threat to single-celled plants that support all life” The original science: Press release from the place where the scientists […]