I Know Dino: The Podcast

After months of researching, interviewing, and polishing, we have finally launched our long-awaited I Know Dino podcast (part of a larger I Know Dino project, which involves blog posts, books, and more)! You can find our new, free podcast on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/i-know-dino/id960976813?mt=2 Our first episode features Pete Larson, president of the Black Hills Institute …

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Living in a Sci-Fi World

CES (Consumer Electronics Association) was last week, and companies demoed a lot of really cool gadgets. One I think is worth sharing is a product by Tactus, a company in California. Tactus developed a screen that can turn into a flat tablet into something with actual bumpy buttons, to make it easier to type. When …

The Higgs Boson / The “God particle”

From NPR: "Two teams of scientists using the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, announced in Geneva this morning that they have detected a new subatomic particle that bears the hallmarks of the elusive and highly sought after Higgs boson. In layman's terms, the Higgs is referred to as …

In the Name of Science

Turns out that the bands scientists have been attaching to penguins for 50 years to study them has been doing more harm than good. Because of the bands, penguins are producing fewer offspring and have a lower survival rate--probably because the bands impede their swimming abilities, which makes it harder to gather food. Still, the …

In the Name of Science

Science is constantly changing and scientists are always learning new things. This week, my focus is on the prehistoric, unsolved deaths, and green tech. Recently, researchers have reported that an extinct Jamaican bird, from the ibis family (but flightless), used its handbone as a clublike weapons. The fossil was discovered in 1997, and the bird …

Triceratops Never Existed

Being a huge dinosaur-lover, I can't believe I'm just hearing about this now, but back in July/August of this year, it was announced that triceratops never existed. In fact, both Triceratops and Torosaurus are now believed to have been the same dinosaur, but at different growth stages. Sound familiar? It's a lot like the mix-up …

Total Lunar Eclipse

Tonight/early morning, there was a total lunar eclipse--"the first time in 372 years that a total lunar eclipse also marks the beginning of the winter solstice," according to the New York Times. From my perspective here in Hoboken, it was beautiful. The moon was a deep red, and at 3:05 a.m. or so I could …

Science Rules!

Kristianstad, Sweden does not use oil, natural gas, or coal to heat its homes and businesses. Instead, it uses gas extracted from biomass like farm and food waste. This is not uncommon in European cities, but Kristianstad harnesses "biogas for an across-the-board regional energy makeover that has halved its fossil fuel use and reduced the city’s …