space exploration

  • QuickiesAnnotated image of Perseverance's parachute showing the code

    Quickies: MARS!, Mars?, passwords, and ferrets

    Welcome to March 2021! While we’re all… still… processing… March 2020. NPR’s Lulu Garcia Navarro has been collecting stories of “The Moment” when folks realized everything had changed. Perseverance took video of ITS OWN LANDING. Oh, and Space Twitter quickly figured out that the asymmetric parachute had a hidden message. The bizarre pattern was actually useful, so that the orientation…

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    Quickies: Unnecessary parades, necessary legislation, music, space, murder birds…

    It’s Friday and time for a wrap up of some stories from this week. Does anyone else have a debate-hangover? Well, we have some mostly good news to chase that down with. Well let’s get the crappy one out of the way… the so-called “straight pride” parade has been granted a permit in Boston for Aug 31. I’m going to…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: September 29 – October 5 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Bohemian Gravity Explained, or, What is String Theory? Avery explains the science behind Bohemian Gravity. The Physics Philes, lesson 67: I-Beam, You-Beam, We-All-Beam for…Physics! Mindy starts her study of elasticity and equilibrium in squishy objects. Speak Your Mind: Shut. It. Down. Have you been effected by the government shutdown? Mad Art Lab How to Go to…

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  • Skepticism

    ICYMI: August 26 – September 1 on the Skepchick Network

    I have taken time out of my lazy Labor Day weekend to put together this list of sweet, sweet Skepchick Network posts. Just for you. I think you’ll like it. Teen Skepchick Responsibility…s? Olivia discusses what we mean when we say someone has a responsibility. Dear Sasquatch: Ouija Boards The omniscient Sasquatch explains how Ouija boards work. Systems Thinking Part…

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