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Getting Down with DNA at Assemble

November 14, 2011 by


Pittsburghers!  Ever want to rub elbows with world class scientists without needing an advanced degree to  get past small talk?  Do you ever wonder what else there could be to learn about DNA?  Do you want your kids to see DNA up close? Then, just for you, there is a fantastic event at the art […]

Science Book Club: Future Fysiks

October 27, 2011 by


One of the great things about book clubs is having a motivation to break out of your old reading habits.  For example, I love science and I love books. So it’s no surprise that I read a lot of books about science. But all those pesky years of training in biology have left me with […]

Happy National Chemistry Week!

October 18, 2011 by


Since 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry, when National Chemistry Week rolls around this year you can’t miss the chance to celebrate.  Chemistry makes plastics and put the non-stick coating on your frying pan, it built the medicine you take when you are sick and the vitamins you take to keep you health and […]

Make a big difference with your spare change

October 17, 2011 by


Here’s the nice thing about donating money to local school projects during our Science Bloggers for Students challenge: you get to hear about the difference you made.  Just read the letters of thanks from the three teachers whose projects were officially funded last week. But there are still three more projects in the Steel City […]

Green Up Pittsburgh with GTech

October 11, 2011 by


Pittsburgh is a renaissance city. It’s re-invented itself from a steel mill industrial hub to a center for science and technology research. But the collapse of the steel industry hit Pittsburgh hard, and the city’s population has been in decline since the 1960’s. Today, Pittsburgh has nearly 20,000 vacant lots as a result; many of them […]