On sale now. It’s a biblical tale of astronomical intrigue that comes around every Christmas. Just what was the Star of Bethlehem? Mentioned only in the Book of Matthew, many have tried over the years to link the Star that led the Magi to Bethlehem to astronomical phenomena. As Christmas draws near, planetariums will once [...]
Is direct-to-consumer advertising appropriate when it comes to health information? My my, the FDA have been busy recently. Or, perhaps more accurately, they have been publicly busy recently. As the primary agency involved in the regulation and supervision of food and pharmaceutical safety standards, the US Food and Drug Administration may not be the most glamorous of government bodies (FDA, Miami anyone?) but it certainly has its work cut out in an age where technological advances in the […]
Last week I wrote about the demonstrably positive effects of longer-term studying. Kids who begin studying several days before a test and who study consistently and to the point of mastery get high grades. This seems like a no-brainer, right? So why don’t more kids do it? One reason is that fear and anxiety hamper […]
A close look at two international planetary science poster presentations from the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting featuring sediment experiments to better understand Martian geomorphology and Juno's plans for exploring Jupiter's ring system.