Going Places

This summer hasn’t involved a big vacation for me. Oh, I had a long weekend at the beach, which was lovely. But other than that I’ve been doing the usual–going to work, complaining about the heat, and procrastinating any form of upkeep on my yard. I hope your summer has included a fabulous vacation–and hopefully…

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Hot Stuff!

Does heat impair thinking? According to this study it does. If you don’t want to read all the details, here’s a quick summary: Researchers gave daily cognitive tests to college students living in buildings with and without air conditioning. The results show definite cognitive impairment in those living without AC. The results really aren’t surprising….

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Saving the Day: Win This New Book About NASA’s Katherine Johnson

You’ve probably heard about Katherine Johnson, the NASA mastermind mathematician who calculated by hand the flight path for John Glenn’s orbit of the Earth and the Apollo flights to the moon. The new book Counting on Katherine (Henry Holt) beautifully shares Katherine Johnson’s inspiring story. And even though I hate to let go of my…

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