Category Archives: In the News

News articles, headlines and topics are discussed which are great for project background research and idea generation.

China Surpasses U.S. in Wind Turbines

China Worldwide Lead in Wind Turbine

Wind turbines dot the landscape on the outskirts of Dongying, in central China’s Shandong province. China has surpassed the United States as the top investor in clean energy with the rising Asian power becoming a “powerhouse” in the emerging field, a study by environmentalists said. Learn more about wind energy here…

Enter the 2020 American Solar Challenge

American Solar Challenge

Become a part of history. Enter the 2020 American Solar Challenge (ASC2010) which is a competition to design, build, and drive solar-powered cars in a cross-country time/distance rally event. Teams compete in a 1100 mile drive from Tulsa to Chicago. The route has been chosen to combine pieces of old routes used in previous events, […]

The Soy Bean – Healthy or Unsafe to Eat?

Is Soy Good for Your Health?

If you are consuming soy products, be certain you have a reliable organic source. The Cornucopia Institute has just released their groundbreaking report Behind The Bean — The Heroes and Charlatans of the Natural and Organic Soy Foods Industry. The Cornucopia Institute’s Organic Soy Full Report and accompanying Scorecard rates companies that market organic soy […]

Can you do math as good as a baby bird?

Can You Do Math as Good as a Baby Bird?

Scientists from the universities of Padova and Trento demonstrated chicks’ ability to add and subtract objects as they were moved behind two screens. Lucia Regolin, an animal recognition expert at the University of Padua i Italy and author of the study, said the animals “performed basic arithmetic” to work out which screen concealed the larger […]

Solar Leaf Energy Charger Electric Car

Lotus Leaf Solar Car

I saw this ingenious solar energy lotus leaf electrically charged car and what came to mind was an idea for you. Wouldn’t it be neat to invent a science fair experiment kit using this car as a model? Imagine, you can use a leaf shape, or any shape that interests you. The large leaf is […]

Is Global Warming Really Happening?

What Can You Do To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint?

This article was published 5/7/2007. Could you believe that we are still questioning global warming! I think it is important to look back and see the red flags that we ignored so that we can take action now. I don’t know about you, but I have certainly changed. We are approaching another new year and […]

Does your smile affect your lifespan?

Does your smile affect your lifespan?

Yes! Your smile affects your lifespan!!! According to researchers, smiling could add years to your life. Did you know that the broader you smile and the deeper the creases around your eyes when you grin, the longer you are likely to live? This was report by a study published in Psychological Science back in 2010 […]

How Depressed Tigress Finds Happiness Again with Baby Piglets

Female Tiger Mothering Piglets

I published this blogpost 10 years ago and wanted to see what happened as a result of the baby piglets being cloned in order to help a depressed tigress. Unfortunately, I found out that the story was strictly fiction. In those days, I did not know about looking up information on Snopes. So why did […]

The Whale Who Said Thanks

The Whale Who Said Thanks

I know that you will enjoy this true story about the whale who said thanks as much as I did. It was published in 2009 and is timeless. It is always uplifting and rewarding to hear about others who are like minded, and caring individuals, whether it be for humanity or “all creatures great and […]

New digital science video database ready for teachers and students…

Digital Science Database

The big news today is GEOSET, which is short for Global Education Outreach for Science, Engineering and Technology is a digital science video database. It is a digital library of educational videos that make science, engineering and math more accessible for kids. It is being put together by a professor at the Florida State University […]