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  • Why should you eat bugs?

    Join along with Brandy Wade from Science for Georgia in the short video below to hear from Chelsea Thomas as to bugs are a great source of food! Your Website Title Science Tales and Trails Posted by Science for Georgia Inc on Saturday, November 9, 2019

  • What makes grapes and apples better for the fermentation process to make alcohol over other types of fruit?

    It all comes down to sugar and acid. Any fruit can become wine, but grape juice (and, almost as good, apple juice) have the ideal concentrations to become a happy alcohol accident.  Alcohol is the result of yeast fermenting sugars into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Many factors go into this chemical reaction:  Type of sugar: glucose and fructose are easiest for wild yeast to digest. …

  • What’s the deal with radiation? Can my cell phone cause cancer?

    First things first: Your cell phone can’t cause cancer.The reason is the difference between non-ionizing and ionizing radiation. When most people think of radiation, they think of cancer treatment, X-rays, or maybe even nuclear bombs. Radiation is all around us. Low amounts of radiation are in our buildings, microwaves, smart watches, the earth…

  • Effective Communication in Science & Technology

    Why is it important and how can we cultivate it? Science & Technology (S&T) can solve some of the world’s biggest problems. ​ First, we must turn findings and innovations into action in the communities where they are needed the most.​ The lack of communication between the scientific & technology community and the public, policy makers, &…

  • Food Insecurity in Georgia

    An introduction to the issue of food security in Georgia and how you can help to resolve it.

  • How do Volcanoes Erupt? What is a Volcano?

    The Earth’s Layers The earth is like a chocolate covered ice cream bar. When you take that first bite – the chocolate coating cracks in a bunch of places. The chocolate coating is the Earth’s Crust and then ice cream is the Earth’s Mantle. How do Volcanoes Erupt? The crust…

  • Ticks: Real Life Vampires

    Featured Author: Alexandra Wickson, MPH What are ticks? Ticks are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of people and other animals. They have four life stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. All life requires food to live, and for tick larva, nymphs, and adults, this food is blood (researchers…

  • How to Write your Legislator

    Why is it important you write your legislator? Representatives have a lot of constituents in districts that span urban/rural divides, income disparities, and a myriad of interests. Daily, they are faced with multiple issues from public safety, to the budget, to healthcare. Since representatives and their average staff members cannot…

  • How to Motivate People to Take Action

    Motivating people to take action is an important part of advocacy. To further a mission it is important to effectively connect with a diverse audience via intentional strategies. Make it straightforward and simple for people to act on your message and spread the word.