Monday, January 19, 2015

Eat more lamb

Texas produces a lot of lamb - more than any other state in the US, in fact. So the American Lamb Board's chef competition, Lamb Jam, is coming to Austin for the first time this year. Read more about it in on CultureMap.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Writer of "Born to be Wild" gets serious about hiking

Mars Bonfire, writer and performer of the epic song "Born to be Wild," spent the past 20 years hiking the Sierra Club 100 Peaks Section list of peaks -- 25 times! Read my interview with him on the Men's Journal website.
Photo courtesy of Mars Bonfire.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

10 Citizen Science Projects to Try

Scientists need your help - citizen science projects add many hands to the workload. Here are ten projects involving a variety of activities from sticking a gps on your cat to cataloging photos of penguins and the Earth at  night, tagging fish, reading old ship logs, and listening to whale calls. Find out more in this piece for Mental Floss.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Student research lost on Antares gets a second flight

Student experiments chosen for launch to the space station through the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program were lost when the Antares rocket exploded in October. The program and its partners went above and beyond to get those experiments onto the next supply rocket headed to the station, as reported in this piece for the NASA website.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Astronaut Photos Inspiring Next Generation of Scientists

Students are using images of Earth taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station for research projects. Read more about it here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Jacoby's Restaurants

The family-run Jacoby's Cafe in Melvin, Texas now has a brother in Austin, Jacoby's Restaurant and Mercantile. Comfort food, happy hour, and a view of the Colorado River. Read more here.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sea Turtle Trivia

Check out twenty things you might not know about sea turtles in this piece for Mental Floss.

Photo courtesy Fernando Bretos, The Ocean Foundation.