Steve Spangler on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

When someone is as awesome as Ellen DeGeneres, people tend to listen to what that person has to say. So when Ellen says, “Steve Spangler is the science teacher you always wanted to have in school,” we get pretty hyped-up around the office. That excitement is tenfold when it's Steve Spangler on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. We shouldn’t be surprised, really, that [...]

Steve Spangler Celebrates 1000 Appearances on 9News

Steve Spangler is known for creating amazing hands-on science experiences for kids. Whether it involves kits, toys, or incredible experiments, kids leave an experience with Steve feeling like science magicians. Over the last decade and change, Steve has also spent one afternoon a week making adults feel like science magicians on Denver’s local NBC affiliate, 9News – KUSA. News anchors, meteorologists… you [...]

How a Device Used to Kill Humans Saved Penguins

Humans Saved Penguins By Trying to Kill Other Humans Be honest: do you like penguins? The answer is yes. You love penguins just like everyone else. You've watched Happy Feet more times than your 11-year-old niece has sang "Let It Go" in the last 5 months. (Don't worry, we won't talk about how much you cried during March of the Penguins.) Well, what would you [...]

3D Printing: The End of Manual Labor?

Robots and other automated, mechanical beings have been a staple in science-fiction for a very long time, finding their first mentions in the ancient world. At the onset of the 21st century, however, robots became much more than an idea in a sketchbook. Robots are now a very real part of the modern world. The world of robotics has seen its share [...]

Boiling Water Turns Into Snow in Subzero Temps a Hoax

Another science hoax is sweeping the country, it seems.  As two-thirds of the country is gripped in the clutches of a Polar Vortex, many are spending time outside in the cold trying to create instant snow. Internet videos and stories are telling people to head outdoors in the subzero temps with a pot of boiling water. They claim when you throw the [...]

Get an Email When the International Space Station is Overhead

The International Space Station is the third brightest object in the sky (after the sun and moon) - it can be seen without a telescope by the naked eye. The ISS is even visible when spotted over a city and flies over about 90 percent of the Earth's population. How do you know when to look up? NASA is now offering a Spot the [...]

Move Over ‘Selfie’ – Merriam-Webster Dictionary Names ‘Science’ the Word of the Year

Move over 'selfie,' there's a new word of the year in town. The selfie is one of the most popular activities ever, and Merriam-Webster, America's leading dictionary publisher, agrees.  "Selfie" is one of Merriam-Webster's Top 10 Word of the Year on December 3rd. Their choices weren't based on the new, hip buzz words, but instead by the lookups on the online dictionary. The [...]

11-Year-Old Invents Sandless Sandbags That Use Polymer Similar to Insta-Snow

Fort Lauderdale, Florida sixth grader Peyton Robertson may revolutionize how we protect ourselves and property from flooding. Earlier this month, he won the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for his sandless sandbag. The Young Scientist Challenge is sponsored by 3M and the Discovery Channel Education and is open to students in grades 5 - 8. The 2014 challenge opens in late [...]

Tragedy in Colorado – The Science Behind a '100 Year Flood'

The Colorado Front Range is still reeling after a major storm dumped more precipitation on areas in 24 to 48 hours than they receive in an entire year. The result was 20-foot walls of water rushing down the sides of mountains, rivers coming over their banks, roads and bridges washed away and houses flooded. Hundreds of roads and bridges washed away [...]

New Electric Car is Cool, Sleek and a Little Bit TRON

Renault is the first car manufacturer to sell a zero-emission vehicle. They have an entire line of electric cars to suit every need and motorhead. Their newest and smallest car, the Twizy Electric Car, uses the same tires as Renault's Formula 2.0 car and a Forumla One-styled steering wheel. The car also has LED headlights, two electric motors, and a screen with [...]