Category Archives: Science

Dinosaurs return to Kansas May 26

It’s been more than 65 million years since dinosaurs roamed the wide open spaces of Kansas and Oklahoma, but now more than 40 life-size animatronic, moving and breathing dinosaurs can be found just outside Wichita.

The park will include the massive Alamosaurus, Velociraptor and of course, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. Thirty-four different types and more than 40 animatronic dinosaurs featured in the park arrive this week for final assembly.  Continue reading

National Nutrition Month for older adults

One surprising problem that arises with age is making sure you eat enough. As we grow older, a loss of appetite can occur as a side effect of many medications.

Food assistance programs tend to focus on children, and there is not enough awareness of the need for programs for older adults. Having meals prepped ahead of time and reminders to eat can make all the difference. Fuel is energy and if you don’t eat, you won’t have energy.    Continue reading

Scott Pruitt demands open science at EPA

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt .

Michael Bastasch in an exclusive interview documents important changes at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase transparency.  EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will soon end his agency’s use of “secret science” to craft regulations.

“We need to make sure their data and methodology are published as part of the record,” Pruitt said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Otherwise, it’s not transparent. It’s not objectively measured, and that’s important.”  Continue reading

Rep. Bridenstine to host Bill Nye

Bill Nye and Rep. Jim Bridenstine

Congressman Jim Bridenstine announced today that Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and CEO of the Planetary Society will be his guest at President Trump’s State of the Union Address on January 30th.

Bill Nye has excited children and adults about science for decades on platforms ranging from his PBS show to The Big Bang Theory, his books, and public appearances.  Congressman Bridenstine said, “Bill Nye has been inspiring countless young people to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and math since before we used STEM as an acronym.  Continue reading

Mullet Over #755

Most beluga whales (white whales) molt, typically in July. Not all cetaceans molt. Orcas (killer whales) shed their skins, but not necessarily on an annual basis.

It is fairly common knowledge that Seattle is the United States metropolis that experiences the highest average rainfall measurements. Ol’ Common Knowledge takes another hit. Meteorological records indicate that Mobile, Alabama is the rainiest city in our country. Hawaii is the rainiest state (about 64 inches per annum). Continue reading