Month: April 2014

What is “Vomitus”

[sc:commonscripts] YES!  Just what Reeko likes to see - a kid interested in learning!  Check back here every week to see what the new Science Word of the Day is.  Just think, after a year of this you'll be a genius!  This science word for today is: "Vomitus". Vomitus Vomitus is the stuff that you throw up from the stomach when you vomit. It usually contains food and some stomach acids that your body produces to help digest food (which explains why sometimes vomit burns your nose). Vomiting can actually help protect you from serious injury or even death. If you eat of drink something that your body thinks is poisonous, your stomach sends a signal to your brain to get rid of it. These signals cause the muscles

Uh oh. How come this map just released by NASA is glowing RED!!!

NASA just released this satellite image of an eerie red glow over the Midwestern and Eastern United States.  If your reaction was similar to Reeko’s (he threw on his hat and ran to the closet to grab his suitcase), you might think this is a bad thing.  It’s not.  As plants carry out photosynthesis, their chlorophyll also creates a very small amount of fluorescence, a type of radiation.  This radiation is invisible to our eyes but the superhumans at NASA however, have the technology to detect the fluorescence on satellite images and display on this map.  The brighter red areas show where greater amounts of photosynthesis have taken place from 2007 through 2011.

Top Ten ways (plus 1) to get kicked out of the Lab

Ways to Get Kicked Out of a Lab Every so often, Reeko hears this question.  "But Reeko, I don't like science.  I'm perfectly happy working behind the counter of a fast food restaurant until I'm 85 years old.  How can I get out of this horrible lab work!" So here are 11 different ways to get kicked out of a Science Lab... Pretend an electron got stuck in your ear and insist on describing the sound to everyone else in the lab. Give a cup of liquid Nitrogen to a lab mate and say, "Does this taste funny?" Explain to the teacher that you want to drop out of Chemistry because when you write the 3 atoms of Potassium as "KKK", you find it politically incorrect. Mutter repeatedly, "No, not again

Reeko’s Guide to Dealing with Schoolyard Bullies

  A bully at school is not fun. You can ignore them and hope they go away or alternatively, check out these alternative ways of handling a bully… Use the silent treatment. Give them a great big yawn, glance at your watch, and pretend that they are wasting your time. Pretend you didn't hear and ask them to repeat what they just said. Then ask them to expand on the comment. Explain to the bully that you just don't get it and keep asking them for more details. Tell the bully that you're going to kick their butt. Ask the bully to meet you outside in 10 minutes. Tell the bully if you're not there in 10 minutes then go ahead and start without you. Tell