All Blog Posts Tagged 'science' (32)

Robot shows babies are manipulating their parents to smile

There is a special moment between newborns and their parents, when the baby first smiles. Lots of people will try to ruin this moment, saying that it is just gas or that smiling is a learned response so the baby didn't mean it, but those people are awful, because as a parent you just know that the smile was because your baby loves you.…


Added by Lauren Markman on September 30, 2015 at 6:15am — No Comments

The serious business of laughter

My son laughs at the slapstick pratfalls on a television show. He laughs at the goofy knock-knock jokes that I tell him. And he is super ticklish.

And all those things make me really…


Added by Lauren Markman on June 12, 2015 at 6:21am — 2 Comments

The Time Portal 6 – The Philadelphia Experiment by Joe Corso

Fantasy at its best.

In the Time Portal series of stories by Joe Corso, we follow the adventures of Lucky an ex jewel thief, who, following a terrible injury discovers that he can travel through time. Each one of the series…


Added by Susan Keefe on April 9, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

Blinding them with science

One day far into the future, when my son accepts his Nobel Prize in chemistry, I fully expect him to thank his Mom for doing all those "way cool" egg experiments with him on that one rainy Saturday afternoon. "Because of her," he will say, "I learned to look at the world as a place filled with answers. You just have to know the right questions to ask." And I will tear up, and it will be lovely. (Trust me.)…


Added by Lauren Markman on March 25, 2015 at 6:34am — No Comments

Slime Time!



Pour the 1/2 cup of warm water into the glue. You can use less. This is where it gets fun to play around with the amounts and how it changes the consistency. Keep the conversation, and laughs going with the kids.

Once the water is in, you can now add the Borax solution. You can see in the picture below, it immediately starts blobbing. Colin was not all for putting his hands in…


Added by Erin Soto on March 7, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

On the Spotlight: NINE PLANETS, by Greg Byrne (Christmas-themed science fiction thriller)

NINE PLANETS by Greg Byrne


Publication date: November 30, 2014

$16.95 trade paperback, ISBN 978-1-940076-17-1

$6.95 E-book, ISBN 978-1-940076-18-8

Publication date: November 30, 2014

Publisher: Dragonwell Publishing

Distribution: Ingram Book Company…


Added by Mayra Calvani on December 23, 2014 at 5:06am — No Comments

Please Brand Me Now!!!


Argh.  Sooo challenging...and so permanent.  It needs to be just right.

Identifying your "brand" is kind of like going to college, where the goal is trying to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life.  But at eighteen, who really knows THAT?

You have to pick a major but what are the odds that in a few years you'll even be interested in pursuing a career in the field?  Your scope of interests expands, you identify and refine your skill sets, you…


Added by Kristen Luciani on September 17, 2014 at 10:28pm — No Comments

The Wishing Stone (The Eve Project, book 2) by Tegon Maus

A great science fiction sequel.

This is the second book in the Eve Project series, and at the beginning, we go back briefly to before book one ‘Machines of the Little People’ to when Kate and Ben were…


Added by Susan Keefe on August 26, 2014 at 6:19am — No Comments

Do you parent from nature or nurture?

My father used to rock me to sleep; my mother used to sing with me. These are things that I do with my son because I have such fond members of them from my childhood. But those are things I know I learned from my parents.…


Added by Lauren Markman on May 6, 2014 at 6:29am — 2 Comments

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby


I honestly don't know where the time has gone, but apparently, I blinked, and my kids are old enough to have the "sex talk" in school.  I know -- crazy, right??!!!!  Yep, the wonder of the ol' reproductive system has currently been the hot topic of fifth grade…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 6, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week



** The mayor of Toronto is a walking Saturday Night Live skit.



Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 22, 2013 at 5:33pm — 1 Comment

Things I've Learned This Week


** Complete strangers REALLY like to tell me the whole story of their lives, regardless of how horrifically TMI it might be.

** The "Mind Blowing Science Kit" is clearly an outside toy.…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 25, 2013 at 4:23pm — 1 Comment

Women are smart: We need more of them as scientists

I'm getting my niece a chemistry set. 

Well, not now. She's still little. But when she is old enough, I plan on getting her a chemistry set and then help her create small explosions. (I have a feeling we'll be doing this at my house and not at my brother's.)



Added by Lauren Markman on October 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Exploring the magical world of magnets!

Come visit Mama's Blissful Bites (MBB) for more toddler and preschooler activities!

There is something magical about magnets. How they draw to each other, how they fly in fast, the clang they make when…


Added by Amber Poole on September 27, 2013 at 7:25am — No Comments

WHY ME? by Mike Nach

Brilliantly entertaining.

Product Details

When serial killers are stalking his town and life is tough, Adam Smith finds the appearance of a beautiful new neighbour just what he needs.

What's more, Eve fancies him too and life is great, until he discovers she has a secret and she knows who the serial killers are.

He's dabbled in black magic and spells a bit, however nothing prepares him for Eve's revelation that she's a inter-dimensional…


Added by Susan Keefe on August 20, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Children of the Fall Volume 1: Wails of Mother Earth by Nicholas J Landon

Author: Nicholas J Landon

Book title: Children of the Fall Volume 1: Wails of Mother Earth

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform…


Added by Susan Keefe on July 9, 2013 at 4:46am — No Comments

Edu Science 450x Starter Microscope Review

I had a coupon and the "birthday bucks" from ToysRUs, so instead of letting it go to waste as I sometimes do, I decided to make a quick detour to ToysRUs yesterday. I was kids free for a couple of hours, so there was no one there to tug on my clothes and whine that they're tired of hungry or "want to go hommmmmmmeeeeee". My "quick stop" ended up being more like 45 minutes.…


Added by Ronda on May 11, 2013 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Interview with author, Melissa Kline

I am pleased to showcase  a local author from my current hometown of Colorado.  I met Melissa at a local author meet and greet.  I read her first novel, My Beginning, which I reviewed here.

 Her book won The…


Added by Nicole Weaver on October 20, 2012 at 5:56pm — No Comments

A kick-ass heroine and high-speed adventure in Phoebe Wray's latest sci-fi novel, J2

In 2008 I had the pleasure of reviewing JEMMA7729 , by Phoebe Wray. Now, four years later, the author has finally come out with the much-awaited sequel, J2

J2 begins with immediate action at the trial upon which Jemma, who was captured and arrested at the end of Book 1 after rebelling against the oppressive…


Added by Mayra Calvani on October 19, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Sonoita Vineyard

Wine, the perfect end to a summer trip with the hubby! Sonoita Vineyard

Added by Abby Billings on October 9, 2012 at 5:37pm — No Comments

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