Tag: science

It’s all about that space, ’bout that space.

It’s back to school time, which also means, back to school shopping time. That’s why we launched the first installment of our annual Cool Mom Picks Back to School guide, full of the coolest space accessories for kids. Yay geeks! From school supplies to cool shoes, even a must-have-go-right-now-and-look Neil DeGrasse Tyson pin, we’ve got a bunch space-tastic goodies for kids that will hopefully make them soar to new heights this back-to-school season. Oh how I love space puns. Whether your kids are already back, or you’ve still got a month to go (like us), head over to Cool Mom...

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Web Coolness: ake solar eclipse glasses, new Netflix shows, and preparing for college with Spotify

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Periodic table TOMS! ZOMG! (Reward style affiliate) Here’s why you should turn off all your push notifications immediately. And here’s how to turn off notifications and other tips for how to make your phone less distracting. Cell phones are banned at crosswalks in Honolulu. Will other cities follow? Here are some facts about online predators you need to know. Yet another study claiming that violent video games do not cause violent behavior. Are you convinced? Don’t like...

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How to figure out how much of the total solar eclipse you’ll see, based on where you live.

If you’re counting down the days to the total solar eclipse (or The Great American Eclipse) like us, you’ll probably want to know exactly how much you’ll see of it based on where you live, which is why you’ll want to check this handy calculator from Vox. Related: 5 fun total solar eclipse gifts. Yay darkness!  Simply add your zip code and it will tell you exactly how much of the total solar eclipse will be visible, as well as what time it will peak. For me, it looks like I’ll only be getting a partial eclipse at around 2:30pm...

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Web Coolness: Super Mario cosmetics, a hoverboard recall, the first all-electric SUV and more

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. A great gift for your favorite gamer: Super Mario cosmetics! A young accidental paleontologist makes an important discovery. How to use our favorite kitchen gadgets to help keep the oven off during those hot days. Google Maps now tracks pollution. We wish this app were not necessary. This restaurant is lending diners equipment to better photograph their meals. Star Wars Monopoly adds Rey. Finally! This animal rights activist created a game in hopes of triggering real-life change....

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The best solar eclipse glasses for your family, in every price range. Because you like your retinas.

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re geeking out over the total solar eclipse that’s coming on August 21. Where you live will determine what you see, but here in Nashville, viewing will be at a premium with almost 3 minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. So, I’ve been checking into which solar eclipse glasses are right for my family. Because we like our retinas. Ha. So, we found some great solar eclipse glasses in every price range, so you can watch safely with your kids too. CMT is an rstyle affiliate Related: 5 expert tips for...

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Can these board books tech babies rocket science?

Most baby board books aren’t, you know, rocket science. The ones I read to my four month old pretty much stick with friendly talking animals and geometric shapes, so I was a little surprised to discover the Baby University board books collection, which was designed to introduce the youngest kids to STEM concepts. Just the basic stuff though, you know? Like Newtonian physics, general relativity, quantum entanglement, and rocket science. Of course. My first thought when I saw titles like Rocket Science for Babies or Quantum Physics for Babies was, slow your roll there, Science. My kid is still figuring out...

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5 expert tips for watching the total solar eclipse with kids

In less than 2 months (or August 21, 2017 to be exact), the total solar eclipse will hit our sky, and let’s just say we’re pretty excited. If you’ve got the date marked on your calendar (or wondering if you should), check out these tips from our guest Mark Bender, who’s been hunting eclipses since 1999, chasing them from Norway to Australia. He’s sharing 5 tips to watch the solar eclipse like a pro, so get ready for quite a show. 1. Make it educational. Considering the last eclipse like this one happened 99 years ago, talk to your...

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Web Coolness: a Nintendo-themed game room, LED eyelashes, how to make your own smart speaker, and more

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Hands up: how many of you wish you had this Nintendo-themed game room in your home? This manufacturer will only sell electric cars starting in 2019. Here’s how to stock your vacation rental kitchen so you can enjoy unplugging for a bit. Or maybe you’ve banned screen time altogether like Kristen? Crank up your iPod and use The Hamilton instrumentals to put on a show. Hooray! One in four Google employees in leadership roles are women. Who...

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Watching the total solar eclipse in August? Here’s how to get the glasses you’ll need for free.

Unfortunately, we’re going to be in an airplane during the highly anticipated total solar eclipse in August, so it’s questionable as to what we’ll be able to see of it. But, if you’re going to be on the ground, mark your calendar because this is not to be missed. The only issue: you’ll want to have glasses to protect your eyeballs, even if you’re in the areas where you’ll only see a partial solar eclipse. Related: 71 of the best science Twitter accounts to follow But, lucky you! There are a bunch of libraries (like 4800 or so) across...

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Web coolness: grilling apps for the Fourth, automatic LEGO sorting and more

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Learn the science behind fireworks before you watch the fun. Grilling apps to get your ready for your Fourth of July BBQ. Is this new screen-free gaming system worth the price? This refugee pilot is flying around the world to promote women in STEM. Is the Apple Watch essential to someone used to relying on it? A techy solution to LEGO clutter. Believe it or not: this bed makes itself and has programmable temperature zones. A weed-slashing...

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