Monday, July 30, 2012

ABC Wednesday: C is for Chirality

...And a list of upcoming topics.  Do you have a favorite science topic?  Let me know and I'll add it to the list!

The first is for Roger Green, who said he liked chemistry.  He's also a trivia genius, so I tried to think of something he'd never heard of.

Chirality is all about "handedness."  Bet you didn't know that a molecule could have a left or a right "hand"!  (Image from Nature Publishing Group, Chiral molecules: High-speed photography, research highlight.)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

US Women's Soccer - WOOT!

Yes... yes I'm sneakily using sex to get you to read about women's sports... bwhahaha...

That beautiful back and bottom belong to Sydney Leroux ,one of the forwards for US women's Olympic soccer team.  Now who wants to watch women's sports?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

B is for Orion's Belt (ABC's Wednesday)

A question for readers: what's your favorite science subject?

A picture from NASA of the constellation Orion.  The three stars in the middle in a row are his belt.  The bright one up in the upper-left-hand corner is Betelgeuse.  Special camera techniques were used to get this effect.  You can see more at NASA's site here:

Sunday, July 22, 2012

From a Gunowner: Using Guns Would Not Prevent Tragedy

Let's remember the real heroes in the Aurora tragedy: the unarmed civilians who protected their friends and police officers who chose not to shoot.

Me with my brand-new Ruger that my husband gave me for our anniversary.  As someone who loves guns but hates violence I feel the need to speak up.  (And yes, my hair is wet... he surprised me with it while I was getting out of the shower.  :-) )

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A is for Avogadro's Number (ABC's Wednesday)

Right now, your high school or college chemistry teacher would be very proud if you started mumbling to yourself "pee vee equals en ar tee..."

These paper lanterns - also known as Kongming lanterns - are taking off due to some of the physical laws that Avogadro was investigating during the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Here Is the News...

Some news that I've been reading this morning that might be interesting.  Might make this semi-regular (or at least when it interests me...)

Here Is The News, by ELO

Monday, July 2, 2012

Cicero's "In Defense of the Republic": For the Manilian Law (Part 3 of many)

If Cicero's "For the Manilian Law" was debated on Facebook, what would it look like?...

Mark Tansy's "Myth of Depth."  Image from Adbusters, specifically Tactical Briefing #19.