I grew up in an academic environment and learned as a guiding principle… It is my curiosity and intelligence that drives my search for understanding and knowledge, but those products need to be shared with the world. My English 101 teacher, a man who took no prisoners, said you knew nothing if you could not…

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A few days ago, the Science Circle led a field trip to the Sustainable Energy Science Lab on Etopia Island. The tour was led by Windy Schor (Shawn Reeves from EnergyTeachers.org in RL). On Etopia Island Windy Schor, and her colleague Solar Sierra, have developed examples of how to generate and use electricity from renewable…

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We all know STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Do y’all know that Second Life is a pretty good environment for catching young minds in a STEM web? I stumbled into, at least what I think is, a pretty cool example of how an innocent foray into Second Life can stimulate a whole…

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The image of the health care provider wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has become very common during the current COVID-19 pandemic. I see a striking similarity between the image of the modern care provider and an earlier physician called “the plague doctor.” Please look at the two images below to see the commonalities. The modern…

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