Yes, we went with the slightly sanitized version on the name, because this is a family show here. But that doesn’t take away from how much we love the hilarious,¬†crazy-popular FB page¬†turned full-fledged blog,¬†I F’ing Love Science, also¬†known as IFLScience.

Created four years ago by Elise Andrew, a 26-year-old British blogger and biology nut, IFLScience (let’s just go with that name when the kids are around?) basically highlights the wild and wonderful world of science with a huge serving of funny on the side.

 

IFLSceince explains why tossing those little bags of beads you get when you buy shoes and handbags | Cool Mom Tech

It’s all about breaking down fascinating facts in¬†an “amusing and accessible” way. And it’s definitely working; IFLSceince has a rapt audience of 24 million happily soaking up all the intel it’s spilling¬†out. Plus, Andrew was named one of¬†Time magazine’s top 30 influences on the internet.

Find topics like¬†why you should never throw away silica bags again,¬†¬†what new evidence astronomers have found for Planet Nine¬†(photo at very top),¬†why we are secretly attracted to people who look like our parents¬†(yikes!) — whatever grabs your interest, IFLScience lets you¬†know that the answers, however¬†bizarre or compelling they might be, are out there.

 

IFLScience explains Tardigrades | Cool Mom Tech

Then, there’s this¬†thing. Lordy, these¬†Tardigrades, which are near-invincible, microscopic lifeforms,¬†basically haunted my dreams after first seeing them¬†on IFLScience.

While the site is an¬†incredibly interesting, very fun science resource for parents looking to engage kids who love science and trivia of all kinds, know that it’s¬†received some criticism for “oversimplifying” some of the¬†more¬†complex science topics. But, really, should we be relying on any one website or blog for all our knowledge and understanding? Probably not. In fact, that’s what I¬†like most about IFLScience — in addition to its wit and charm, it’s got just the right sensibility to¬†spark a yearning to learn and discover more. And that is always a good thing.

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