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Mayim Bialik portrays Amy Farrah Fowler on the show "The Big Bang Theory".  (Photo: Denise Herrick Borchert, mayimbialik.net)

Mayim Bialik on NPR's Science Friday

Chrissy Warrilow - Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 12:16pm

On May 4, 2012, actress Mayim Bialik was featured on NPR's Science Friday program. I am a big fan of Bialik - not only does she play a neuroscientist on TV's The Big Bang Theory, she actually is one in real life. In...

Photo via WPTV. Photographer: Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Why I’ll Miss Maurice Sendak

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 11:57am

My heart sank when I heard the news today that phenomenal children's author Maurice Sendak died this morning at age 83. He’s best known for the classic book “Where the Wild Things Are.” But I have a fondness for him...

An Extra Thank You! It's National Teacher Appreciation Day

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 5:16am

This week educators are getting an extra heap of praise. In addition to being Teacher's Appreciation Week, today is National Teacher Appreciation Day. An extra thank you to you teachers for putting your passion into...

An interesting feature is detected in the tornado radar signature: an area of light rain, with small raindrops. Photo: CSWR.

Observations from Tornado Research Project

Chrissy Warrilow - Monday, May 7, 2012 - 1:24pm

The Washington Post just released new findings from the Center for Severe Weather Research regarding "ribbon" features embedded within tornadic thunderstorms. VORTEX2 is the massive tornado research project that is...

Supermoon over Paris on May 5, 2012.  Photo: Flickr user VegaStar Carpentier.

Supermoon and Solar Eclipse

Chrissy Warrilow - Monday, May 7, 2012 - 11:33am

From May Day to Mothers Day to Memorial Day, there's already a lot of activity happening here on Earth within the month of May. Why not add a couple more astronomical dates as well? First up is the "supermoon" that is...

In Praise of the Greatest Profession: Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, May 7, 2012 - 5:16am

Since this is Teacher’s Appreciation Week, I thought what better way to tip my hat off to members of the world’s greatest profession than posting this video of teacher-poet Taylor Mali performing his powerful piece “...

The entrance to the now closed SciTrek Museum. (Photo: Scott Ehardt, Wikipedia.org)

Summer Science Camps

Chrissy Warrilow - Friday, May 4, 2012 - 11:53am

I'll let you in on a secret..... I've always wanted to go to Summer Space Camp. I wanted to learn all about the rockets, bounce around in the underwater training tank, and stay in the "astronaut bunkers" (really, the...

Sign for Marist School's Organic Garden in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo: Marist School Organic Garden's Facebook page)

Farm to Table Movement Enters The Schools

Chrissy Warrilow - Friday, May 4, 2012 - 8:30am

As a high school student, I remember reading Diet For A New America and Fast Food Nation and feeling sick to my stomach, thinking of the atrocities I had ingested from a fast-food joint. Later, in my adult years, I...

TeachersPayTeachers is a online marketplace where educators can submit and buy lesson plans and materials from each other.

Should Teachers Make Money From Their Lesson Plans?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, May 4, 2012 - 6:50am

In 2011, Georgia kindergarten teacher Deanna Jump earned more than $400,000 - not from her day job but from lesson plans and resources she submitted to TeachersPayTeachers. It’s an online site founded by former New...

The Avengers vs. Sherlock Holmes: Who Are Your Favorite Superheroes?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 4:44pm

This weekend is bliss for superhero lovers like myself. In movie theaters, the epic comic book action film, The Avengers arrives. On Sunday, May 6, the second season of Sherlock Holmes premieres on GPB at 10 p.m. I...

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