Friday, September 23, 2011

7 Quick Takes

1 - Two science articles caught my attention this morning, so I thought I'd go with a scientific theme for today's post. I love science: running classroom science experiments, classifying plants on a nature walk, studying maps. Can science be a hobby?

2 - Scientists Reconstruct Brains' Visions Into Digital Video Whoa. Read about the experiment by clicking here.

3 - Neutrinos Clocked at Faster-than-light. Whoa, again! They'll have to reconstruct this one a few times before we totally rewrite modern physics. Read about the experiment by clicking here.

4 - If you are interested in physics, but don't have the math background to slog through the scientific journals, The Quantum Zoo by Marcus Chown is a very good read. It is, indeed, a tourist's guide to the weird world of particle physics. I checked mine out of our local library. It's one of the few books my husband and I, with our divergent interests, have both read.

5 - My son's science program, Behold and See 3 by Suchi Myjak, a Catholic Heritage Curricula Publication, is thrilling me this year. At the moment we're studying the properties and states of matter. We've just finished the third week of school and he has done his second experiment! Find it here.

6 - Speaking of science, I'm off to play with chemistry today: I'm making cheese. Mozzarella anyone?

7 -  Here's another article for you (you have to click it to see what I picked), since I found myself short of scientific stuff to write about. If you've never googled "science" I'd recommend it. You never know what you might find.

Jennifer Fulwiler
Thanks to Jennifer Fulwiler, a fellow Texan, for hosting
7 Quick Takes Friday 


  1. Goat mozzarella? What's your process? My wife makes Carolyn's pressed goat mozarella, but it's not melty or stretchy. Tastes fine, it just isn't really mozzarella.

  2. I'll have to get it for you. I thought I'd already blogged it, but it looks like I did the ricotta recipe only. Give me a day or two. I'd love to have Carolyn's recipe, too!