Tag Archives: science

A 1001+ things to do for a boy (or girl)

Boys’ Life magazine, published monthly since 1911, is the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America. The magazine continues to this day for subscribers. But even if you are not a subscriber, back issues – EVERY ISSUE -, are available online to everyone through the December 2009 issue. Read more »

How come more people have allergies, and what can be done?

There are lots of possible reasons for this increase. Here are my pet theories Read more »

How to spy on the spies

Some of the most expensive and secretive spy activity takes place in broad daylight. Read more »

How to signal 100 miles without the aid of electricity. What is a heliograph?

The most astonishing of them is the immense distance at which the flash can be seen bright and distinct Read more »

Do vitamins and supplements do anything? How can you tell?

Take vitamin D to prevent flu and much more. Read more »

How do we know the earth is rotating, and it is not the stars moving around the earth

How can you tell that the earth is rotating about an axis, and that the stars aren’t instead just moving around the earth? Read more »

This way to lower your blood pressure is so easy it will make you smile

You can lower your blood pressure, and as a bonus, the medicine is a key to Read more »

Scavenger Hack: Demonstrate center of mass with forks and toothpicks

This is a fun bar trick. You can balance two forks and a toothpick on the tip of another toothpick. Read more »

It is a matter of life and death. The true story of how to get rid of ghosts from a haunted house.

Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, read this story, or skip to the end. You may save someones life. Truly. Read more »

Why anecdotal evidence is important

The most important statement a scientist can make is “Huh, that doesn’t make sense. That shouldn’t have happened.” It is a sign post that new understanding and maybe even pushing the frontiers of science lies ahead. Read more »