• Humanity
  • Vulnerability, change and growth

    Yes, yes, I know. I’ve brought up the recent ending/change of my recent relationship with Kaleesha a lot recently. It figures in. Much of what I’m thinking about at the moment is where I went with that relationship and what it means for me. In the spring of 2013 I hadn’t really been looking for […]

  • Astronomy
  • Gravitational Waves Discovered

    In case you missed it: LIGO announced the detection of Gravitational Waves For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented window onto the cosmos. Gravitational waves were detected by the […]

  • Education
  • Busy Spring!

    Spring has come to Missouri and with it lots of work for Tucker Creek Creative as well as plenty of work for us at Make-it-Do Farm. As if my freelance work and our farm/garden projects weren’t enough, we’ve also been busy with activities for the kids. Mainly we’ve discovered Farmington-based Lab Revolution which is a technology-based […]

  • Science
  • It Could Happen

    Colin Dickey writing for Aeon on why it’s dangerous for modern civilization to be so dependent on technology: On 1 September 1859, the British astronomer Richard Carrington witnessed a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), a burst of solar winds and magnetic energy that had escaped the corona of the Sun. The Carrington Event, as it came […]

  • Chemistry
  • Illustration: Common Components of Vaccines

    From the excellent Compound Interest, a website all about Chemistry, is this post regarding the common components of vaccines. The recent measles outbreak in the US has once again provoked discussion over vaccinations, and why some parents choose not to vaccinate their children despite the benefits of doing so. Whilst not the only factor, part […]

  • Science
  • A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science

    A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science: The vast majority of people will get their science news from online news site articles, and rarely delve into the research that the article is based on. Personally, I think it’s therefore important that people are capable of spotting bad scientific methods, or realising when articles are being […]