Tag Archives: Laboratory Notebook

Tips for Reading a Scientific Paper

For many students of science, learning how to read scientific papers can pose a challenge in the beginning. With the use of referencing scientific papers in the media, classroom, and on websites, it is vital to be able to read and correctly interpret scientific papers. Scientific papers are almost always prefaced with an abstract—a summary […]

The Importance of Good Laboratory Notebook Practices

Establishing good laboratory notebook practices begins in high school. It is important for science and engineering instructors to require that their students have a proper notebook to record their work in for the class. Some students might question why they need to write in their notebooks and why they cannot just use a laptop or […]

Recently Discovered: Earth’s Oldest Ocean Crust Formed 340 Million Years Ago

Dr. Roi Granot, a scientific researcher from BGU (Ben Gurion University of the Negev) in Israel recently discovered the earth’s oldest ocean crust under the Mediterranean Sea. It is estimated the crust is 340 million years old and is a significant discover. Ocean crust is much thinner than continental crust. It is formed when volcanic […]

Scientists Discover a New Kind of Fire Called “Blue Whirl”

The University of Maryland’s’ scientists have discovered a new type of fire, which they have aptly named “Blue Whirl.” This new fire is small, whirling, transparent, and blue. It opens insights into new ways to use fire for cleaner burning, as well as opens up a wide range of potential applications, like cleaning up oil […]

The Science Behind Shooting Stars

Shooting stars light up the night sky and make for a wonderful show as they streak across the horizon. However, these are not really stars falling out of the sky, as the name would imply. Rather, they are particles of dust and meteors that have broken away from larger asteroids and comets. They range in […]

Dogs Man’s Best Friend Twice Over

Dogs have long been one of the most helpful domesticated animals, providing companionship and service for thousands of years. Scientists have long debated whether dogs were domesticated in Europe or Asia. New findings suggest about the animals that the answer is both. Recent research indicates that dogs were domesticated independently by residents of Europe and […]

The Science of Weight Loss

Over the years there have been numerous diets and schools of thought when it comes to weight loss. You could compare the notes in each bound notebook from one generation to the next and see the trends in reducing certain foods, exercising, and so forth. Now, these “trends” have undergone a bit of research so […]