Aug. 27, 2008

The Science of Sword Swallowing

by Katrina Boston

Sword Swallowing is a technique that when seen often leaves its viewers in a momentary state of shock and awe. The audience simply cannot believe what they are viewing, after all, who in their right mind would stick sharp and dangerous objects directly into their body?

Science, Science, sword swallowing
Aug. 25, 2008

A Review for the TalkingScience "Science Cabaret!"

by Katrina Boston

Hey, this is Kenyatta, another member of TalkingScience! I am broadcasting this message under Katrina's blog because, well, I do not have my own yet. Recently, Talking Science hosted a Science Cabaret and let me tell you: it was a blast! It had all the elements needed to have fun with the family, and to also learn some new and interesting things. Forget your boring old physics class-- this Cabaret was a mixture of Bill Nye meets the Spicy New Generation!

Teen to Teen, entertainment, fun, sword swallowing, Talking Science Cabaret
Aug. 19, 2008

The Sex of Lives Of Animals: As Complex as the Human Sex Life?

by Katrina Boston

When people think about animal sex, they generally think about the type of mating habits that we've all seen on the Discovery Channel. With animals, we think that the sex is all about procreation and there is nothing more into that simply that.

Science, animals, mating, museum, sex
Jul. 18, 2008

Book Review: Taking Care of Your "Girls" By Marisa C. Weiss

by Katrina Boston

We all have different names from our breasts, some of us call them our "boobs," our "tits," or  as Marisa C. Weiss refers to them in her book, our "girls." Growing up, we have all heard different names for the strange objects the hang from our chests, but I'm sure that all girls can identify with the confusion of how exactly to deal with our changing bodies during puberty and how to actually take care of our girls.

Teen to Teen, breast cancer, breasts, girls, Health, puberty, teenagers
Jul. 16, 2008

Tap Water vs Bottled: A War of Epic Proportions

by Katrina Boston

When people hear the words tap water, the first words that come to mind are usually, "dirty," sink," "pipes," and, "nasty." Perhaps this is the reason that bottled water is consumed largely around the entire country.

Science, bottles, environment, plastic, tap water, water
Jul. 10, 2008

Niagara's Fury: Experiencing the Maid of the Mist and the Journey Behind the Falls

by Katrina Boston

Last week, my family and I took a trip to Canada's Niagara's Falls, and I can honestly say that when I returned to the States that I was completely satisfied with my experience. The Falls were as beautiful and as frighteningly powerful as I could've ever dreamed them to be and the attractions that allowed us to journey close to the falls were amazing. One of the first attractions that we did once we arrived on Canada's side of the falls was to take the Maid of the Mist boat ...

Science, Boat ride, journey, Mist, Niagara Falls
Apr. 15, 2008

The Future Of Medicinal Treatment Rests In Your Brain

by Katrina Boston

Believe it or not, but the future of medicine may not just be in taking a few pills to cure a sickness. Recently, scientists have discovered that your brain may hold to key to recovering from illness. In several studies conducted, scientists have discovered that people tend to get better when taking a "drug" that they think will make them better.

Mar. 11, 2008

Mendelian Genetics are a Lie!

by Katrina Boston

Do you remember sitting in a Freshman Living Environment class in high school and learning of Mendelian genetics? At that time, we students learned that Mendel's theory is fact, when in reality, it's not. For those of you who are not quite as familiar with the subject matter, Mendelian genetics was created by a man by the name of Gregor Mendel. Mendel was a monk who discovered the secrets of inheritance by observing and breeding pea plants.

Lie, Mendelian Genetics
Feb. 20, 2008

DNA Profiling: Mystery Solved

by Katrina Boston

Have you ever watched an episode on CSI and wondered, �Just HOW do they always manage to identify and catch the criminals using DNA?�


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