May 2019

Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream

How does some homemade ice cream sound today? Tis the season for ice cream fever and nobody does it better than Molly Moon's. First of all, everything is homemade, and you know you can taste the difference. But there are also some incredible flavors. In addition to traditional strawberry and sweet cream (trust us, it's better than vanilla), they've got honey lavender, thin mint, Earl Grey, cookie dough, salted caramel... they even have a "yeti" flavor made with granola and pieces of chocolate!


If you've a longtime follower of Family Guy, you've probably noticed how much the show has changed over the years. This piece by Screen Rant really goes into detail about the different changes we've seen happen on the show, from the changes in Meg's personality to Stewie's evolution from matricidal maniac to generic evil genius baby. 

Frog Invasion

An invasion of frogs sounds like something out of a fantasy novel, sci-fi film or a mad person's ravings, but it happens during some weather events. Right now between spring storms and frog migration patterns we're due to see a lot of frogs making their way into human areas, but having 150 tiny frogs inside your home has to be weird.

Epic Poetry

Right now, my middle schooler is working on memorizing Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky," and they already want to change some of the lines to work better with the adaptation of Through the Looking Glass where Alice is the hero rather than this guy's son. While it made me laugh, it also made me think of other monumental poems that we've studied over the years.

DIY Guest House Kit

A house that you can assemble in 8 hours? That's exactly what Amazon is promising with this DIY guest house kit! It's not a complete "small house," but it's enough for a guest or two to spend the night in comfort. For $7,000, it's considered one of the more affordable DIY mini houses on the market, and it's supposed to be able to be set up within 8 hours, making it great for short notice guests, kids who might need to move back home for a bit or other individuals who could use this home.

Your Cat Probably Knows Their Name

Dogs are always said to be so smart, recognizing 200 words, including their names, and responding to commands. I've always maintained that those facts don't negate the intelligence of cats, and in fact cats may be even smarter because they're the ones who domesticated us and not vice versa. They'd eat us if they were larger, they develop elaborate plans to steal our food and cause mayhem, and according to new research, they also know their names.

Boring Tunnels On The Moon

        With President Trump and Vice President Pence publicly pushing for a U.S. manned landing on the Moon in the next five years, there is a lot discussion of lunar exploration in the popular press. Ultimately, the companies and nations interested in the exploring the moon want to build permanent manned bases there.

Sapa Profiles Supplied Poor Quality Parts To NASA For Twenty Years

        In addition to writing this weekly blog on space issues, I write a blog about nuclear issues every week day. In my nuclear blog, I have often talked about the greed and incompetence of some companies in the nuclear industry. Le Creuset is a French Company that sold nuclear components and reactor vessels made of substandard steel for decades before they were caught.

ARCAL Is Assisting Latin American Nations In the Peaceful Use Of Nuclear Technology

       Yukiya Amano is the Director General of the Regional Cooperation Agreement for the Promotion of Nuclear Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean (ARCAL).  At a conference in Varadero, Cuba, he said that in the last thirty-five years, Latin America has made significant progress in the use of nuclear techniques for development projects.

Radioactive Waste 395 - Strontium 90 Contamination Stops Work On Demolition Project At Hanford

       A few months ago, two “contamination events” occurred the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Eastern Washington State. The events happened while employees of CH2M Hill were working on Building 324 which is the most radioactively contaminated building at Hanford. It is near the Columbia River and only a mile away from the town of Richland.