Kepler-186f: The First Earth-size Habitable Zone Planet of Another Star

Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone” — the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zoneContinue reading “Kepler-186f: The First Earth-size Habitable Zone Planet of Another Star”

GMX 2013 – The best expo you’re not going to!

This past weekend, we were able to attend Geek Media Expo (GMX) in Franklin, TN.  The event is marketed as an expo instead of a convention, and this was certainly not like any convention we had ever attended.  The scheduling ranged from guest panel Q&As to swing dance lessons.  There were rooms for playing games,Continue reading “GMX 2013 – The best expo you’re not going to!”

Can Girls in Science be Cool Now?

In the past few years, geek has become the new chic.  With the surge in popularity of comic book movies, television shows like Doctor Who, and the ever-increasing popularity of video games, it’s no wonder.  Those of us who have always had a crush on Han Solo, or who can quote Futurama in any socialContinue reading “Can Girls in Science be Cool Now?”

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