Enter your email address powered by TinyLetter Seriously buff. Adorable, fluffy owlets can take naps without falling from trees. How do they do it? They have buff back toes! The back toe, the hallux, digs into the branch, and it won’t relax until the bird deliberately bends its leg. Another potential use? Winning some AWESOME arm-wrestling
Enter your email address powered by TinyLetter Science Fact Pumpkin toadlets are tiny, neon-orange frogs (extra fact: All toads are frogs! Not all frogs are toads.) that live in the cloud forests of Brazil. They make a soft little chirp like a cricket. But if they’re using that little noise to find love, they’d
Women – colleagues and friends and acquaintances and mentees – sometimes tell me about the things that hold them back, that bother them in the workplace and in life. And there’s one refrain I keep hearing. Over cocktails or coffee or dinner or tea. In group chats and personal heart-to-hearts. A refrain that sticks with
Science Fact We never put sunscreen on our hair, right? Well, why don’t we ever get burned there? Does hair or a beard block the sun? And if so, how much? Well to find out some scientists put beards on mannequins in the sun. You know, for science. And it turns out beards make good sunblock!
Science Fact Archeologists who dig up humans and animals sometimes wonder if the humans ate the animals nearby. But to find, out they’d need to know what it looks like when a person eats, say, a whole rodent and it comes out the other end. How to know for sure? Well, you need to eat a
Want a taste of what’s in my newsletter? Here’s this week’s fun science fact! Science Fact When bedbugs can’t feast on delicious humans, they will hunt down and hang in their dirty laundry. There are not enough nopes for this one. Scientists found that bedbugs are attracted to the eau d’human on worn clothes when no people
That’s right! Why hunt around for a list of links when you can get fun science directly in your inbox? I’m trying out a weekly newsletter where you can get some of the latest stuff I’ve written, along with science I’ve been reading. You will also get, per week, one (1) Cool Science Fact, and
I wanna be, where the cool nerds are I wanna see, wanna see cosplaying Walking around with those (what’s that word again?) Oh! Daleks! I’m very excited to say I’ll be heading to Atlanta this year to be on the Dragon Con Science Track for the second time. The first time was a BLAST.
It’s the dead of summer. But science doesn’t stop when the heat index gets over 100! No! Science just tells you to stay hydrated. Coffee will do. Monday July 18 From me, on middle school teachers using Twitter in the classroom. Promises and pifalls. https://t.co/ssd0z4RVFT — Sci Curious (@scicurious) July 18, 2016 From me! When