The Science Behind the Musical Fruit

I confess;  I often hesitate to fix and serve any kind of beans to my family because. . . well, you know why. There are all kinds of jokes about, well, "this," but what many people don't realize is that there's a reason why beans are…
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The Science of Cupcakes

I wonder sometimes if people realize the incredible wonder of everyday science. . . . .  things we do every day, things we see, things we touch, things we eat. . . . you know, like cupcakes. Cupcakes are science.  Without science there…
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Vivipary and the Tomato

A few days ago, I bought some tomatoes at the grocery store.  They were on-the-vine tomatoes, so it's safe to assume that all of them were about the same age. Mom told me to never keep tomatoes in the refrigerator. She said cold tomatoes…
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A Meteorite Hit My House

It's true. A meteorite hit my house in Colorado and I survived the impact. Okay, so maybe the meteorite was small in size... very small... so small you'd need a microscope to see it... but I was hit. Chances are your house has been hit by a…