January Birthstone – Garnet

From the Archives – First Published January 7, 2015 in The Ponca City News Midweek Ever wonder about birthstones?  What they are and why they came to be associated with certain properties?  According to the American Gem Society, the history associated with wearing birthstones goes back to the Breastplate worn by Aaron representing the 12Continue reading “January Birthstone – Garnet”

From the Archive – A Different View of the World

A more in depth look at the States of Matter This column first appeared in October 2016, in the Ponca City News. When taking any general science class, one of the questions that might be asked is:  what are the states of matter?  Matter is essentially the stuff that makes up our world.  And, mostContinue reading “From the Archive – A Different View of the World”

From the Archives – Science behind Tattoos

One of more popular topics that All About Science covered in the Ponca City News was the science behind tattoos. Ultimately, this topic was covered in an expanded article for InChemistry, and other interviews. Here is the original column. What do Otzi, the iceman; a Peruvian mummy, and Kat Von D all have in common? Continue reading “From the Archives – Science behind Tattoos”