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How to Spot your First Constellations!

Summer stargazing is a magical journey to faraway planets, stars, and even galaxies! There are thousands of stars visible to the naked eye and dozens of constellations! Some of these constellations are visible all year round, and some are only visible in the summer. Even with today’s light pollution in urban areas, you can still have fun spotting some large, bright constellations! Here’s our Top Three Stargazing Tips: Make sure that you go stargazing on a night where the moon will not interfere….

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Engaging all of your Senses: Museum of Senses

I’ve recently warmed up to the practice of referring to cities in the language of their particular country. I find that it’s the least I can do to show a graceful reciprocity to the locals. Munich is now “München”. Warsaw is now “Warszawa”. And Prague is now “Praha”. The little things, ya know?
Upon arriving in Praha (Prague), I was absolutely dumbstruck by the elegance of this very old, very refined, Old World treasure. Taking into consideration the swath of damage that was done to major European cities during World War I and II, it was refreshing to find a legit, in-tact castle…

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Bologna Sandwich: A Food Systems Innovation?

The sandwich featured in this image came with two more triangles, but they were delicious and I ate them before it occurred to me to take a picture.

This simple bologna sandwich from the newly opened wheat/flour/bread and coffee shop, Dry Storage, is made with Mortadella (read: Bologna), Dijonaise (read mayo and mustard), and Cornichon (read: pickles) pressed between slices of Pullman loaf (read: Wonderbread). They serve it with a few dilly beans. That’s lunch for me today, and I’m psyched.

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The Hopper’s Eggernaut Design Challenge: Not Your Average School-Based Egg Drop Experience

On a typical blustery, late-winter Colorado day last month, I bundled up in layers and stuffed granola bars into my pockets as I prepared to drive to the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, Colorado, for Maker Boulder’s 6th annual Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest. The STEAM Fest was billed as an “awe-filled, jaw-dropping chance to tinker, hack, build, crumble, fly, drive, drink, DO, dabble – PLAY!…

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What Is the Circular Economy? How to Participate with Your Kids

According to Fast Company, 62% of American companies plan to move towards circular business strategies in 2019 and 16% indicate that they are already using circular economy strategies. This includes many of the world’s largest consumer brands such as Unilever, P&G, and PepsiCo. But while many of you have likely heard of the ‘Circular Economy’ as a growing trend, you may be left wondering more specifically what it is, why you should care, and how to participate.

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Spacewalk Disappointment: The Mis-Fit Nature of Women in Space

Friday, March 29th, was scheduled to be a historic day for NASA – for the first time in history a spacewalk on the International Space Station (ISS) was set to be supported by all women, both astronauts and the ground crew. Just a few days before the highly anticipated spacewalk was set to take place, NASA announced that astronaut Anne McClain – a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Arm and NASA engineer and astronaut – would no longer be participating in the spacewalk due to a lack of a spacesuit available in her size.

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THINKER TIMES

How to Spot your First Constellations!

Summer stargazing is a magical journey to faraway planets, stars, and even galaxies! There are thousands of stars visible to the naked eye and dozens of constellations! Some of these constellations are visible all year round, and some are only visible in the summer. Even with today’s light pollution in urban areas, you can still have fun spotting some large, bright constellations! Here’s our Top Three Stargazing Tips: Make sure that you go stargazing on a night where the moon will not interfere….

Read More »

Engaging all of your Senses: Museum of Senses

I’ve recently warmed up to the practice of referring to cities in the language of their particular country. I find that it’s the least I can do to show a graceful reciprocity to the locals. Munich is now “München”. Warsaw is now “Warszawa”. And Prague is now “Praha”. The little things, ya know?
Upon arriving in Praha (Prague), I was absolutely dumbstruck by the elegance of this very old, very refined, Old World treasure. Taking into consideration the swath of damage that was done to major European cities during World War I and II, it was refreshing to find a legit, in-tact castle…

Read More »

Bologna Sandwich: A Food Systems Innovation?

The sandwich featured in this image came with two more triangles, but they were delicious and I ate them before it occurred to me to take a picture.

This simple bologna sandwich from the newly opened wheat/flour/bread and coffee shop, Dry Storage, is made with Mortadella (read: Bologna), Dijonaise (read mayo and mustard), and Cornichon (read: pickles) pressed between slices of Pullman loaf (read: Wonderbread). They serve it with a few dilly beans. That’s lunch for me today, and I’m psyched.

Read More »

The Hopper’s Eggernaut Design Challenge: Not Your Average School-Based Egg Drop Experience

On a typical blustery, late-winter Colorado day last month, I bundled up in layers and stuffed granola bars into my pockets as I prepared to drive to the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, Colorado, for Maker Boulder’s 6th annual Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest. The STEAM Fest was billed as an “awe-filled, jaw-dropping chance to tinker, hack, build, crumble, fly, drive, drink, DO, dabble – PLAY!…

Read More »

What Is the Circular Economy? How to Participate with Your Kids

According to Fast Company, 62% of American companies plan to move towards circular business strategies in 2019 and 16% indicate that they are already using circular economy strategies. This includes many of the world’s largest consumer brands such as Unilever, P&G, and PepsiCo. But while many of you have likely heard of the ‘Circular Economy’ as a growing trend, you may be left wondering more specifically what it is, why you should care, and how to participate.

Read More »

Spacewalk Disappointment: The Mis-Fit Nature of Women in Space

Friday, March 29th, was scheduled to be a historic day for NASA – for the first time in history a spacewalk on the International Space Station (ISS) was set to be supported by all women, both astronauts and the ground crew. Just a few days before the highly anticipated spacewalk was set to take place, NASA announced that astronaut Anne McClain – a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Arm and NASA engineer and astronaut – would no longer be participating in the spacewalk due to a lack of a spacesuit available in her size.

Read More »

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