Travels with the SciSchmooze

from the desk of Bob Siederer

galaxies black and white photos from hubble space telescope
Two colliding galaxies (left) and a rare odd number of arms. Source: NASA

Hello again Science fans!

I recently took a road trip back east, my first journey of more than 50 miles or so from home since COVID-19 broke out. It felt good to get away, but also a little unsettling. I’m sure th


19th Century Global Warming with the SciSchmooze

Eunice Foote

Hello Science Fans,

I have to admit that I have been enjoying the longer days. Too bad it all stops tonight at 8:32 PM. Time and experience aren’t always exactly as they appear though. It’s interesting that time seems to pass at different rates as well. Not so long ago there seemed to be little or no problem and only a general awareness of climate change an


Animals and the SciSchmooze

Magawa at work, detecting land mines

from the desk of Bob Siederer

Hello again Science Fans!

Social media is chock full of cute videos of cats, dogs, and other critters doing funny things, being rescued, etc. The connections between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom are complex and not that well studied, when you consider the number of species out there.

So today, I’m starting off with a few stories that crossed my screen about those creatures with whom we share the planet.

Up first is Magawa, a G


Unexpected SciSchmoozing

Clouds are rare over Mars. Curiosity photographed these clouds so far above the surface that they may be made of dry ice crystals, i.e. frozen CO2.

from the desk of David Almandsmith

This SciSchmooze is going to press before the results of Ingenuity’s 7th flight are known. But if you would like a little model (about 1/7 scale) of Ingenuity - for free - just be the third person replying to ask for it. 

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