science

Preparing for Mars

Aug 11, 2020

By Whitney Bell Exploring Mars, aka the “Red Planet,” is an ambitious, long-term goal of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The average distance between Mars and Earth is around 140 million miles.  Since each planet circles around the sun in a unique orbit, however, the Earth and Mars can be as get as […]

Leaping Into Science: the Lemurs of NC

May 19, 2020

By Whitney Bell From Crikey! It’s the Irwins!, to Wild Kratts, to Planet Earth, TV shows and channels like Animal Planet featuring animals are not in short supply. Those of us who were growing up in the mid-90s might remember a PBS TV show called Zoboomafoo which starred brothers Chris and Martin Kratt (the creators […]