Chocolate Love & Baking Science

“Nine out of ten people like chocolate, the tenth person always lies.” ~John Tullius~ I never lie. And I don’t simply “like” chocolate, I love it. The dark chocolate kind. The kind that tastes like chocolate and not sugar. My apologies to the milk chocolate fans out there (I used to be one myself), but I no longer want dairy or a lot of sugar in my chocolate. It’s an acquired taste, but once you get there, you don’t goRead more

#WATWB: Health Equity in the U.S.

For this month’s We are the World Blogfest, I’ve chosen to spotlight the Director of the White House’s Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force. Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, who is an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at the Yale School of Medicine, has a huge task in front of her as she addresses disparities related to the pandemic and how people are treated for the illness. You can read about Dr. Nunez-Smith and what she hopes to accomplish HERE and HERE.Read more

SoCS: Which is True?

Which is true? That you love me or I love you? This is true… I love the color blue. Which is true? That He created all or it’s a scientific fact? This is true… I don’t own a witch’s black hat. Which is true? Snow is pretty or heat is ugly? This is true… I always try to be friendly. Which is true? Friends are forever or a passing fancy? This is true… I have a dear friend Nancy. WhichRead more

One-Liner Wednesday: Technology

“Wow, isn’t technology awesome?” Natasha spoke these words while we were watching Xploration Station, a series of science-related shows that explore space, earth, nature and technology. We were watching a segment about Smart Belt, a device worn around the waist by people who are at risk of falling, such as the elderly. This device automatically deploys airbags around the hips when a fall is detected. Watch a CBS news video about the Smart Belt HERE. Pretty cool, huh? Technology isRead more

Do We Need a New Calendar?

Originally posted on No Facilities:
This was my calendar in 2011. I wrote about what I thought was a seriously dumb idea back near the end of 2011. Some college professors were advocating a new calendar because “every year, everybody has to redo everything.” I know, it’s so hard. When a writing group I belong to, agreed to rewrite an old post as a project, I looked at this one. It hadn’t been seen by many people and the subject…

And the Answers Are…

Do you want answers to “What the Heck?” v.2? I just happen to have them for you, along with the naming of two winners. 1)  OWL PUKE.  M-R guessed the “what,” but MOSY inadvertently named it in her comment. I consider them both winners deemed worthy of my highest praise. You both rock and you are both science/weird humor geeks! Rock on with the owl puke! 2)  ORGANIC FARM EGGS.  Say what? That doesn’t make sense and, yet, it does.Read more

“What the Heck?” v.2

Due to lack of time to put together an actual post with lots of words, I’m going with what works on short notice. This is “What the Heck?” v.2 You have one legitimate question and two bonus questions to answer: 1) What was the two-word name on this box of grossness? (I bet you can come up with at least one of the words.) 2) Bonus: I was in a science/hobby store when I came upon this lovely item. WhyRead more