New blog!

October 23, 2009

Hi all!

We do have a new home for the blog. It’s here:

Saskatchewan Science Centre blog

We’re still working on some formatting things, but I have actually posted new entries so go have a look! It’s now housed within our website, which as you’ll see is completely redesigned. And every time I create a new entry for the blog, the title and the first few lines are displayed on the main page of our website. We have an RSS feed for the entries, but we’re still working on getting one working for the comments.

I’ll post again here once everything is to my liking, but I didn’t want you to think I forgot about you!

Stay curious,
Collette

Pause.

October 2, 2009

Hi all!

You will notice next week that this blog won’t have anymore new posts. Why? Well, we’re getting a new website! Why? Because our old one was old. It was only about 4 years old, but in internet time that’s kind of like 100 years! Things move quickly on the internet. The old site was like taking a horse and buggy to town, where the new one will be like taking a space ship to the International Space Station! Well, something like that anyway.

At any rate, the new website will have a blog built right in! So, you won’t need to come to this site anymore. A bit sad, I know. I love this WordPress blog. But, things change I guess, so let’s be happy and dance around instead. I know I am! (My poor colleagues! All they hear these days is, “and the new website will do this! And this! And this!”)

Once the new website and blog are up and running, I’ll come back here and let you know the new address. The new site should be up next week sometime, and hopefully I’ll be up and blogging right away. I promise to come back and tell you the new address! I won’t be long. In the meantime:

Stay curious,
Collette

Silly science

October 2, 2009

Everyone has heard of the Nobel Prize, but have you heard of the Ig Nobel Prize? I hadn’t until today! Have a look at this fantastic article!

The Ig Nobel Prize is for achievements that first make people laugh then make them think. I like that!

Some of the winners were a man who cracked the knuckles on one hand but not the other for 60 years to see if he would get arthritis in one hand but not the other, a couple that showed that cows with names produce more milk than unnamed cows, and a trio of researchers who decided to figure out if it’s better to be hit on the head with a full beer bottle or an empty one.

So, should you stop cracking your knuckles? Find out here!

Stay curious,
Collette


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