Let’s learn about microbes

There may be a billion species of microorganisms on Earth Any unicellular — one-celled — organism is a microbe. Microbes, short for microorganisms, are the largest group of living things on Earth. There may be a billion species of microbes, but only a small…
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Jeff Bezos to blast into space aboard New Shepard rocket ship

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingimage copyrightBlue OriginBillionaire Jeff Bezos will blast into space on Tuesday, in the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard.He will be accompanied by Mark Bezos, his brother, Wally Funk, an 82-year-old pioneer of the space race, and an 18-year-old student.They will travel in a capsule with…
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Gardai seek assistance in tracing whereabouts of two teenagers

CO WICKLOW, Ireland - There are concerns for the safety of two kids, aged 14 and fifteen, who went missing on Sunday from County Wicklow. Gardai have launched a search and are seeking public assistance in tracing the whereabouts of teenagers Jake Hall, 14, and Katie O'Connor, 15, who have not been seen since they left their homes in Co. Wicklow on…
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Simulating microswimmers in nematic fluids

Artificial microswimmers have received much attention in recent years. By mimicking microbes which convert their surrounding energy into swimming motions, these particles could soon be exploited for many important applications. Yet before this can happen, researchers must develop methods to better control the trajectories of individual…
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Obituary: Floyd Cooper

Award-winning author-illustrator Floyd Cooper, widely lauded for his evocative and luminous paintings depicting the African American experience, died on Friday, July 16, after being ill with cancer, in Easton, Pa. He was 65.Cooper was born January 8, 1956 in Tulsa, Okla. In a guest post for ed tech company Mackin’s Books in Bloom series,…
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