World Science Day

World Science Day for Peace and Development, or World Science Day is tomorrow, November 10. This day highlights the important role of science in society, and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives. The objectives of…

In the Market for a Microscope?

Thinking of buying a microscope? Microscopes fall into two basic categories: a compound, or high power microscope; and a stereo, or low power microscope. If you are interested in looking at materials such as insects, paper, shells, leaves, tiny mechanical parts, or table salt, you want to purchase a stereo microscope.   The stereo microscope…

20 Fun Science Facts

The world of science is a fascinating place. It is the inspiration for hope and amazement, the precursor of science fiction, and the last chance for body repair. So thanks to various cosmic sources, here are 20 strange and wonderful facts that will make you love science:  There is enough DNA in the average person’s…

Water from Air

Most of us do not realize that there is a shortage of fresh drinking water in many countries. It is a scarce natural resource that is under threat from humanity’s ever-increasing demand, along with atmospheric changes and global warming. But what if you could make water from air? There are an estimated 13 trillion liters…

I Want to Be a Scientist

I Want To Be a Scientist. This is a phrase thrown around by children all the way up to high school or college. But what does becoming a scientist entail? Most desires of a career at a younger age are reflections of situations around them, influences from friends and family, and outside stimuli such as…

The Science of Optical Illusions

Theres an artcle going around the intrnet that pointz outthat wrds don’t have two be speled correctly n order too be understd. With txting and instant messagng, much ov the world becoms en illusion. Bad grammar and sloppy typing aside, there is something to be said about illusions. They make us think; they make us…

Celebrate National Chemistry Week

“I would tell you a chemistry joke…but all the good ones ARgon…” So goes the world of Chemistry in general and the Periodic Table of Elements in particular. October 16-22, 2016 is National Chemistry Week. Local schools, businesses, and organizations all work to promote the value of chemistry in everyday life. From Ac (Actinium) to…

Science and STEM

STEM. Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. In our economy, a quality education for all students is necessary to prepare them to prosper in work and in life. The ultimate goal of STEM education is to encourage students to take an interest in STEM subjects at an early age. This should be beneficial to them when they…

Astronomy Day is Near!

Astronomy allows us to see the history of the universe with our own eyes. International Astronomy Day is an annual event in the United States intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups, and professionals. This year it falls on May 16, so what better way to…

Earth Day

By now everyone has heard of Earth Day. Celebrated on April 22nd, Earth Day is a day of education and celebration about the Earth’s environment. More than a billion people worldwide celebrate it each year, and it encourages changes in human behavior that will provoke future policy changes. Nasco has long been an advocate of…

Weather Bulletin: Come Predict the Weather

It’s raining It’s pouring The Old Man Is snoring… Did you check the weather before you went to work? Go on your smartphone to see what the weather’s going to be for the weekend? Predicting the weather is an arduous task. Not something we do on a daily basis. But what if you wanted to…