My Pet is How Old!?

Most of us have heard certain equations for converting our favorite animal’s age to an equivalent human age. These equations have mostly been linear conversions with the most popular stating that every human year is equal to seven years for your dog or cat. As it turns out it isn’t that simple, and dogs, cats, …

Today Marks the Fall Equinox, Here is Everything You Need to Know

Whether you are pumpkin spice obsessed or trying to hang on to the last moments of summer, the autumnal equinox is here, meaning fall has officially arrived in Connecticut. There is no doubt about it, changes are coming to New England- nature is preparing for winter and we get to witness this marvelous process. Very …

Dear Science: Hurricanes

We have received so many amazing questions through our Dear Science campaign, including this one from Parker in Enfield. How do hurricanes form? Connecticut was just impacted by Hurricane Henri last weekend. So, how do storms such as these form in the middle of the ocean? For answers to these questions and more watch the full …

Diversity in STEM

    Your genome, the set of instructions that makes you who you are, is 99.9% identical to mine, and 99.9% identical to every other human on the planet. Whenever I am feeling untalented, I like to remind myself that David Bowie and I are 99.9% identical. Within that 0.1% genetic difference, we find all of the …